Prison Visitor Centre Volunteer (Fife)

  • VO86729


Description

The Family Centre HMP Glenochil is built on a strategic partnership between Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group, the Scottish Prison Service and the Scottish Government, in response to the needs of male offenders and the families of offenders across Scotland. The aim of the Family Centre is to provide a supportive, friendly and welcoming environment for families visiting a prisoner. Support is provided by staff and trained volunteers to ensure experiences of prison visiting are less stressful and more positive thereby encouraging more frequent visits and maintaining family ties in order to reduce re-offending increase the stability of childrens lives and achieve positive long-term outcomes for all of the family.

Organisation aims and objectives

The aim of the Family Help Hub is to provide a supportive, friendly and welcoming environment for families visiting a woman in custody. Support is provided by staff and trained volunteers to ensure experiences of prison visiting are less stressful and more positive thereby encouraging more frequent visits and maintaining family ties in order to reduce re-offending, increase the stability of children's lives and achieve positive long-term outcomes for all of the family. In April 2017, we opened our Visitors Centre at HMP Glenochil, with the same vision as our Family Help Hub at Cornton Vale. Creating a safe and welcoming space for those visiting the prison

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3.5 hour sessions, days are flexible with what volunteer can offer

Restrictions

Experience required: Non judgmental, patient, good listener, confidentialily
Travel details: HMP GLENOCHIL, Alloa FK10 3AD
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: petrol cost still to be determined
Training details: Wide range of training around working with people in criminal Justice system eg child protection adult protection. Training for other projects may be offered
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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