Tomorrows Women Glasgow is a multi-agency project for women involved in the Criminal Justice System. The service operates a “one stop shop” where the main aims are:
To support women to reduce further offending
To support women to complete statutory orders
To support women to address issues that prevent desistance
To increase women’s confidence to believe change is possible
To help women develop resilience and build on strengths
To empower women to meet their own needs
To enable women to access local community resources
The team consists of social work staff, a clinical psychologist, mental health/addiction nurses and a housing advisor. The service offers assertive outreach, individual support, several group work programmes, clothes, food and toiletries bank, daily drop in, daily duty system, prison throughcare support.
In 1999-00, the average prison population was under 6,000. By 2020, the number exceeded 8200. Population numbers are further pressured by an excessive “churn”, with the majority of sentenced prisoners on short sentences and a disproportionate level of remand prisoners creating a high volume of prison leavers, often with complex health, housing and care needs.
Women experience ongoing challenges with being released from custody without adequate support. Prison Throughcare, in particular preparing individuals for reintegration to communities, is a critical element of justice services, requiring close collaboration across third and public sector partners. Tomorrows Women Glasgow support women in the community and in-reach into prison settings to engage women early in this process.
The team are required to work in partnership with both their colleagues in social work and key stakeholders to continue to deliver and develop the service moving forward.
This post would work with women pre-release and in the community. The post would include a case management function, would contribute to group work delivery and coordinate service delivery for service users. Women experience ongoing challenges with being released from custody without adequate support. Prison Throughcare, in particular preparing individuals for reintegration to communities, is a critical element of justice services, requiring close collaboration across third and public sector partners. This post would provide throughcare support and in-reach into prison settings to engage women early in this process. The post also provides support to women in the community who are involved in various aspects of the criminal justice system including women subject to statutory orders such as Community Payback Orders.
Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme will be essential on taking up appointment. Please note successful candidates for the above position will be required to pay for their PVG Membership/or Scheme Checks.
These posts are excepted under Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 (as amended).
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