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.
PoppyscotlandPoppyscotland'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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 network of Prison-In reach volunteers who help those serving prison sentences.
They also offer support to offenders and their families once they are out of prison. Visit the SSAFA website for more information.