Community Justice

Funded by the Scottish Government, Cornerstone’s Community Justice Services provide a range of specialist support to men and women 16+ with and without a learning support need. Our services offer structured 1 to 1 support, employment opportunities and activities which enable individuals to be successfully integrated into the community.  Our Service’s deliver a person centred approach and regularly work in collaboration with the following groups and individuals; Criminal Justice, Care Managers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Police, Courts, Lawyers, NHS, Social Work, Local authorities and other specialised agencies.

Cornerstone’s Community Justice Service Includes:

Finding A Voice

Cornerstone’s Finding a Voice Project is funded by Survivor Scotland which is the Scottish Government’s strategy to support survivors of  abuse. Our aim is to support survivors and perpetrators of sexual violence and trauma age 16+ (with or without a learning support need)  We offer a survivor centred delivery of care to enable them to have their experiences validated, to offer support and to empower them to access relevant services as required.  This service is offered across Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

People We Support:

The Finding a Voice Project will support male and female Survivors and Perpetrators 16+ who may:

  • Have a history of sexual abuse (this could be suspected)
  • Display trauma related behaviour
  • Display inappropriate sexualised behaviour
  • Are at risk of sexual harm or exploitation
  • Have been or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system
  • We support Survivors and Perpetrators of abuse

The Service We Provide:

  • One to one emotional support
  • Sexual Health & Relationship workshops
  • Support to access Counselling & Support Services
  • Ongoing support, training and advice to staff working with survivors
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness Sessions 
  • Art Therapy

Partnership Project

Funded by the Scottish Government, our Partnership Project Supports individuals 16+ with a learning support need who are involved in, or are at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.  We provide accommodation and employability support for people being released from short term custody, Housing and community re-integration support for people being discharged from forensic care and we work with Criminal Justice agencies to identify support needs for people with learning disabilities who are at risk of offending or victimisation.

The Service We Provide:

• Supporting individuals to maintain their own tenancies by providing assistance with household chores, shopping and budgeting

• Providing a structured support timetable to reflect an individual’s personal requirements and level of need

• Facilitating ‘one to one’ support and organised group activities

• Supporting access to professional support

• Providing a safe home and working environment

• Providing a named appointee to appropriately manage individual finances

• Providing emotional and behavioural support

For more information on the service or referral process please contact Sharon McKinley, Project Leader - Community Justice Services on 0141 378 0700 or email Sharon.mckinley@cornerstone.org.uk

 

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