Shine is a national mentoring service for women offenders. The service is provided as a Public Social Partnership (PSP); a strategic partnership between public and voluntary sector organisations. Shine was launched in April 2013 and is now available all across Scotland.

This service is available to all adult females who are:

  • currently serving a custodial sentence in Scotland of less than four years and not subject to a statutory order or;
  • on remand or;
  • subject to a Community Payback Order. For further details on eligibility visit the Shine criteria page.

On 26th May 2017, Shine published their annual report. This can be viewed here.