Support and advice for offenders and ex-offenders in Scotland

There is help available for offenders and ex-offenders who want to re-join the community through social support and employment opportunities.

Several organisations can help veterans become confident and productive individuals who want to provide for themselves and their families.


Poppyscotland's partner, Sacro, provide support to veterans in the Criminal Justice System. They have both a Veterans' Mentoring Service and a Criminal Conviction Disclosure Service. You can call them to find out more on 0131 624 7270 or email Poppyscotland also provide grants, employment services and other support for the Armed Forces community. Go to their website to find out more.

Royal British Legion Industries

Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) delivers the LifeWorks course, working with veterans to help them identify and access meaningful and sustainable employment. This includes ex-offenders who want to train and find new opportunities. Visit the LifeWorks website to learn more.

SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity

SSAFA is a charity supporting regular and reserve service personnel and their families. SSAFA operates a Veterans in the Criminal Justice System service to support veterans serving prison sentences, and their families.

Visit the SSAFA website for more information.

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