Turnaround provides a unique criminal justice service to young men and women aged 18 and over whose offending is persistent, high volume, low tariff and who are failing in other community based alternatives.

Priority is given to those individuals who may be vulnerable due to substance misuse, mental health issues, homelessness or lack of coping skills.

Turnaround community service has been praised from those working within the legal system.

Roselyn Gallen, Murray Solicitors & Notaries Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire said:

“As a solicitor for some years in East Ayrshire, my work has often brought me into contact with a significant minority of clients suffering from ‘lifetime trauma’ issues such as abuse, neglect and acute mental health problems.

Turning Point Scotland Turnaround Community service has always responded positively whenever I have requested input in terms of the contribution to the wider assessed needs and risks of my most vulnerable clients within the wider criminal justice system.

I think what makes this joint working relationship work more effectively is based upon our agreed values and principles around equality and social inclusion. This welfare based approach can, when deemed suitable by the court, provide a wider range of sentencing options for my most vulnerable clients.”

Turnaround Community services are for both men and women to receive support locally in the following areas:

  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Inverclyde
  • Renfrewshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • East Ayrshire
  • North Ayrshire
  • South Ayrshire

For more information visit the Turnaround section of the website.