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Criminal Justice Useful Information

Specialist Residential Facilities - Addiction

Turning Point
121 West Street
Glasgow G5 8BA
Phone 0141 418 0882
Fax 0141 420 6170

Directory of Criminal Justice Local Voluntary Organisations 

The Wise Group
Routes out of Prison Partnership
58 Charlotte Street
Glasgow G1 5DJ
Phone 0141 303 3131
Fax 0141 303 0018
This is a partnership between The Wise Group, Families Outside, Apex and Scottish Prison Service.

Glasgow Council on Alcohol
7th Floor, Newton House
457 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3LG
Phone 0141 353 1800
Fax 0141 353 1030

Open Doors Mental Health Project
HMP Barlinnie
Smythycroft Road
Glasgow G33 2QX
Phone 0141 770 2123
Fax 0141 770 9808

Dick Stewart Project
40 Circus Drive
Glasgow G31 2JE
Phone 0141 554 0277
Fax 0141 554 6646

93 Hope Street
Glasgow G2 6LD
Phone 0141 248 1763
Fax 0141 248 1686

Clyde Place Diversion Team
38 Clyde Place
Phone 0141 274 1000
Fax 0141 287 1025

Victim Support (Glasgow)
19 Bridgegate
Glasgow G1 5HX
Phone 0141 553 2415
Fax 0141 553 2405


Criminal Justice Information available on the web

The links below will take you to websites with information about the Criminal Justice System, with particular reference to Scotland. Glasgow City Council is not responsible for the content of external sites.

  • Apex Scotland
    By addressing the employability needs of offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk, Apex Scotland will improve employment prospects of clients, therefore reducing offending and contributing to safer communities.
  • Care Commission-National Care Standards: services for people in Criminal Justice Supported Accommodation
    This document is in a portable document format and requires Adobe Acrobat to access it.  The Adobe Acrobat reader can be freely downloaded from the Adobe Web site
  • Church of Scotland
    Church of Scotland delivers and supports a range of social care programmes in Scotland through the Board of Social Responsibility and is one of Scotland's largest providers of social services.
  • Citizen's Advice - information for prisoners and their families 
    Information from the Citizen's Advice Bureau site about going into/leaving prison, legal advice, prison visits and useful organisations.
  • Families Outside
    Families Outside is a national charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people involved in the criminal justice system.
  • Howard League in Scotland
    Independent charitable organisation whose members seek to improve the criminal justice system in Scotland.
  • The Parole Board for Scotland
    The Board, which has been in existence for more than 40 years, is a judicial body that is independent of Scottish Government and impartial in its duties.  Its main aim is to ensure that those prisoners who are no longer regarded as presenting a risk to public safety may serve the remainder of their sentence in the community under the supervision of a social worker.
    SACRO aims to provide community safety across Scotland through providing high quality service to reduce conflict and offending.
  • Scottish Legal Aid Board
    Legal Aid allows people, who would otherwise not be able to afford it, get help for their legal problems.  Legal Aid is managed in Scotland by the Scottish Legal Aid Board.
  • Scottish Prison Service
    This site includes a prison directory, information about how to become a prison officer and policies and strategies.
  • Police Scotland
    As well as information on crime and the police force, this site provides safety advice on issues such as bullying, drugs, alcohol and domestic violence.
  • Venture Trust
    Venture Trust is for young people aged 16-25 who want to make changes in their lives and works closely with many youth organisations and the criminal justice service in Scotland.
  • Victims of Crime in Scotland
    This website gives information about the criminal justice system as well as how to get help and advice.
  • Victim Support
    Victim Support provides a range of services to people effected by crime, including its Victim Service and Witness Services.
  • Violence Reduction Unit
    In January 2005 Strathclyde Police established the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) to target all forms of violent behaviour, in particular knife crime and weapon carrying among young men in and around Glasgow.  In April 2006, the units remit was extended nationwide by the Scottish Executive, creating a national centre of expertise on tackling violent crime.
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