…is a community of interest which draws upon the shared lived experiences of people who are or have been subject to punishment.
We seek to improve the effectiveness of Scotland’s
Positive Prison? Positive Futures…is a community of interest which draws upon the shared lived experiences of people who are or have been subject to punishment.
We contribute to the improvement of Scotland’s justice system to reduce the harms caused by offending and to bring about changes in public opinion to support the integration of people who are, or have been, subject to punishment.
WHO ARE WE?
Within Scotland we are a unique organisation in that our origins, agenda and ongoing work are peer led by people with lived experience of the Scottish justice system. We engage with people subject to punishment in custody and the community to represent their experiences and ambitions to the Scottish Government, Parliament, local authorities, statutory services and third sector organisations. In addition we engage with academic research, national and local conferences and projects all with a view to promoting and enabling the right of people with convictions to be recognised as citizens.
We believe that the experience of people with convictions who have effectively rebuilt their lives can make a unique, immense and invaluable contribution to the changes required at national, community and individual levels to reduce offending in Scotland
WHY IS CHANGE REQUIRED?
The extent of harm to victims, families and communities caused by offending in Scotland is unacceptable. Safer Communities will help prevent the next generation from becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
Transformation is required in the way people who have offended are punished and how they are treated on their return to the community.
WHERE HAVE WE COME FROM AND WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED SO FAR?
From? Our core team have all rebuilt their lives after punishment
In 2011 before the idea of PP?PF started to become a reality people punished by imprisonment for having broken the law were not:
Now, in 2016, we are…
WHAT ARE WE DOING?