Our Services

Our Services

Sacro provides many services in our offices covering Scotland, they range from Criminal Justice and Youth Justice to our group of Mediation services. Overviews and more information about each service can be found below. You can also jump to our Criminal Justice services, our Youth Justice services or see all of the Mediation services we offer.

Criminal Justice

Youth Justice

Mediation

Criminal Justice

Adult Restorative Justice

Sacro’s Restorative Justice Service provides the Procurator Fiscal with an alternative to prosecution. Court proceedings are put on hold while Sacro establishes, through dialogue with the parties involved, if they can reach and complete an action plan more acceptable to them than court.

Alcohol Throughcare Service

Ayrshire Alcohol Throughcare Service (AATS) is a voluntary service that has been designed to assist and help prisoners under the age of 30 who have been convicted of a second offence related to alcohol and require a little help to make a fresh start.
A Sacro support worker will work with you for a minimum of six weeks prior to your release from custody and continue to work with you for at least another six weeks post release.

Another Way Service

Sacro's Another Way service works with any woman at risk of or involved in sex work.

Arrest Referral Service

The Arrest Referral Service engages with people at the point of arrest whose offending is linked to drug or alcohol misuse. By seeing the offender as soon as they are arrested, Sacro can offer them a pathway into harm reduction, treatment and rehabilitation services.

Bail Curfew

Sacro’s Bail Curfew Service provides a curfew service between 7pm and 7am the following day in support of Bail Officers supervising Bail Supervision. The Service is managed by Glasgow Criminal Justice Social Work, Court Bail Office in conjunction with Sacro.

Bail Services

Supervised Bail is a direct alternative to being remanded in custody and is designed to reduce the risk of offending while on bail.

Bright Choices

Bright Choices provides a range of services to individuals and families who are affected by Honour Abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV).

Circles of Support and Accountability

“Offenders who desist are more likely to maintain an offence free life if communities acknowledge and reward the change through inclusion” (Maruna and McNeill (2007)

We live in a society where sexual abuse provokes powerful responses within communities. The successful rehabilitation and reintegration of someone who commits sexual offences requires consideration of their needs, those of their victims and the community in which they live. Social isolation and emotional loneliness are key factors in increasing the risk of reoffending.

Community Payback Service

Sacro’s Community Payback Service works with people who have been involved in offending or anti-social behaviour. In partnership with the local authority, our officers supervise individuals placed on a Community Payback Order, giving them an opportunity to give something back to the community by providing a service of real benefit. The service is available in Glasgow and Aberdeenshire.

Early and Effective Intervention

Lanarkshire’s Early and Effective Intervention provides support for women who are at risk of offending due to their lifestyle choices and behaviours.

Fearless

Fearless works with survivors of domestic abuse over 16 years old of all races, religions, beliefs, abilities, gender identities, sexes or sexual orientations.

New Routes

 

New Routes – A Scotland wide public social partnership offering a Mentoring Service to young male prolific offenders.

 

Outreach Support Service

Aberdeen Outreach Support Service provides support for people with convictions who need assistance with re-settling into the community.

Self-directed Intensive Support Service

Sacro’s Self-Directed Intensive Support Service focuses on maximising outcomes for Supported People including promoting independence and reducing over-support.

Shine

Shine is a national mentoring service for women offenders. The service is provided as a public social partnership (PSP); a strategic partnership between public and voluntary sector organisations. Sacro is the lead delivery partner and works with seven other voluntary sector agencies: Access to Industry, Apex Scotland, Barnardos, Circle Scotland, Turning Point Scotland, Venture Trust and The Wise Group. 

STOP (Anti-sectarianism / hate crime services)

STOP (Sacro Tackling Offending Prejudices) provides diversion from prosecution programmes that provides the Procurator Fiscal (PF), Sheriffs and Early & Effective Intervention (EEI) teams with alternatives to prosecution. Court proceedings are put on hold whilst the person referred completes a Cognitive Behavioural programme to help them identify their attitudes and behaviours in relation to sectarianism, and how to use this knowledge to avoid similar offending in future.

Supported Accommodation Service

Sacro’s Supported Accommodation Service helps to reduce the risk of re-offending by assisting people with convictions to live independently within the community in their own accommodation.

Supported Tenancy Service

Sacro’s Supported Tenancy Service in Aberdeen is a housing support service for people with mental ill health who have been involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Supporting Prisoners Advice Network

The Supporting Prisoners Advice Network (SPAN) service is funded by Big Lottery and provides much-needed housing advice and support for offenders who are liberated from prison and are not eligible for statutory support. It is a partnership project with Shelter Scotland, Inverness CAB (Citizen’s Advice Bureau) and Sacro providing support to offenders, and their families, in HMP Perth, Grampian and Inverness.

Throughcare Service

This service provides advice, guidance and assistance to prisoners and their families before and after release. It helps their reintegration into the community and reduces the risk of further offending.

Travel Service

Sacro’s Travel Service provides transport from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Scottish prisons, Murray Royal Hospital and the State Hospital at Carstairs.

Veterans Mentoring Service

Sacro's Veterans Mentoring Service is a service for military veterans who are currently in or are on the periphery of the criminal justice system. The service will work closely with the veteran to put an intensive support plan in place where strategies can be developed to cope with their specific needs. The aim of the service is to enable the service user to enjoy sustainable, independent living.

Women's Mentoring Service

Sacro's Women’s Mentoring Service provides a mentor who helps women build their self-esteem and confidence. Mentors are able to offer both practical and emotional support. The service helps women to develop their independence and quality of life, improve their social skills and motivation and work towards addressing a life free of offending.

Youth Justice

Assertive Outreach Service

The service provides a support service for young people up to 18 years of age, who have been involved in persistent offending or anti-social behaviour, and are disengaged from services. 

Court Support Service

Sacro’s Court Support Service provides advice, support and guidance to those under the age of 18 who are attending Court.

Intensive Support Packages for Young People

The service supports young people in Aberdeen city with a realistic community based alternative to secure accommodation or custody.

One to One Behaviour Change Programmes

These short term behaviour programmes are designed to promote discussion and reflection on areas of a young person’s life and their behaviour.

Youth Group Work Programmes

Group work sessions for 3 or more young people to discuss the causes and consequences of their offending behaviour.

Youth Restorative Justice Services

Sacro’s Youth Restorative Justice Services are based on restorative principles. These services offer support to those affected by and those responsible for harm.

Mediation

Community Mediation Service

Sacro Community Mediation services work with neighbours and neighbourhoods to deal with local disputes and help make communities safer.

Conflict Resolution Workshops

This service helps staff and pupils to be more aware of their own responses to conflict. Workshops suggest strategies to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for dealing with conflict situations which may arise in their professional and personal lives.

Glasgow Homelessness Mediation Service

This mediation service aims to resolve conflict and disputes between young people, families and landlords. The service exists to reduce and alleviate homelessness and sustain tenancies. Glasgow Homelessness Mediation Service is available on a spot-purchase basis.