Date lodged: 10 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will continue funding the Shine mentoring scheme beyond March 2018.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 8 March 2017
Consideration of how such mentoring services should be commissioned and funded in the longer term will be part of the ongoing examination of the strategic direction in community justice and the effective commissioning of justice services.
The Scottish Government has given an indication that, subject to budget being available, it plans to provide funding in 2017-18 to four offender mentoring services, including the Shine PSP mentoring service.