SHINE is the national public social partnership for reducing re-offending in women offenders. SHINE provides mentoring services with a range of agencies including Sacro, Circle and Turning Point Scotland.
SHINE provides a mentoring service for a minimum of 6 months in the community. Women in prison can also be supported for up to 6 weeks pre-release. SHINE provides support to mentor women through difficult periods of transition, to promote stability and to integrate them into communities. Apex helps individuals to identify main issues and priorities to help develop strong relationships and experience progress.
SHINE exists to support women:
- Serving a sentence of less than 4 years not subject to statutory supervision
- On remand
- At a high risk of breaching their Community Payback Order (CPO)
SHINE is a voluntary service. It can be accessed through contact with a Criminal Justice Social Worker or a Prison Officer, or through any other support agency. Self referrals are also welcome.