Funding News

The Scottish Government has recently announced the extension of funding for Shine into the financial year 2017/2018.  Speaking shortly after the announcement, Tom Halpin, Chief Executive of Sacro – the lead partner for Shine – said “This welcome news offers reassurance to everyone involved in providing support through Shine to vulnerable women in Scotland. I am grateful to Scottish Government for its commitment to sustaining the work we do.”

22nd July 2016

New Model for Community Justice - draft launched

The Scottish Government have now launched draft documents outlining the new model for community justice. This model has been drawn up in the light of the planned establishment of Community Justice Scotland and folllowing the decision to replace Community Justice Authorities with Community Justice Partners as of 2017.

7th July 2016

Use of custody for female offenders - challenges of reform

Excellent article in Holyrood magazine on the challenges faced in reforming the use of custody for female offenders.  read more

6th June 2016

Independent evaluation finds mentoring effective in reducing reoffending

An independent evaluation of the Scottish Government's Reducing Reoffending Change Fund (RRCF) has concluded that "mentoring is an effective approach which helps mentees to learn and implement constructive, non-criminal ways of addressing problems in their lives and to reduce risk factors associated with offending behaviour, and that there is a strong case for the continuation and expansion of mentoring services".

12th February 2016

Working in partnership to deliver social justice

Christine Grahame MSP

The ‘Shine’ Women’s Mentoring Service – led by Sacro – was one of a handful of Public Social Partnerships (PSP) showcased at a special event held at the Scottish Parliament on 25 February 2015. The success of co-planning and joined up service delivery in reducing reoffending was the central focus of the event, which was sponsored by Christine Grahame MSP, Chair of the Justice Committee. 

26th February 2015