Prison Fellowship Scotland | Christian Vocations

Prison Fellowship Scotland

Type: Support service
Prison Fellowship Scotland (PFS) is a Christian organisation working in Scotland’s prisons with men, women and young people in all categories of prison irrespective of faith or background. It supports prisoners’ families, cares for prisoners, and delivers the leading in-prison restorative justice course. The strength of its work is the relationships that its volunteers create with prisoners on their journey through prison that both challenge and encourage them to change. In non-judgemental but realistic ways Prison Fellowship Scotland volunteers provide support through group courses and working one-to-one with individuals.

Prison Fellowship Scotland (PFS) is a Christian organisation working in Scotland’s prisons with men, women and young people in all categories of prison irrespective of faith or background. It supports prisoners’ families, cares for prisoners, and delivers the leading in-prison restorative justice course. The strength of its work is the relationships that its volunteers create with prisoners on their journey through prison that both challenge and encourage them to change. In non-judgemental but realistic ways Prison Fellowship Scotland volunteers provide support through group courses and working one-to-one with individuals. Prison Fellowship Scotland’s programmes include:

  • Weekly conversational groups exploring Christian faith as a means to see a new future and the motivation to achieve a positive future. It welcomes people of all faiths and none - including those who disagree with our beliefs;
  • Sycamore Tree – the most widely-used national programme delivering restorative justice in prison;
  • Angel Tree – which builds family cohesion by enabling prisoners to send presents to children at Christmas and offers holidays to the children of men and women in prison, in co-operation with Scripture Union Scotland and Circle Scotland.