Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group is a Charity established by representatives of the churches and other faith communities in the Stirling area.
The Family Help Hub HMP/YOI Cornton Vale is built on a strategic community partnership between the Charity, The Scottish Prison Service and Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Authority, in response to the needs of female offenders and the families of offenders across Scotland. 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 of our Family Help Hub at Cornton Vale. Creating a safe and welcoming space for those visiting the prison.