Affiliated to Prison Fellowship International, this charity works in and around the three prisons in Northern Ireland. It challenges people’s behaviour to prevent re-offending, runs preventative programmes and the Sycamore Tree restorative justice programme, and works with families of those incarcerated.
The Allen Lane Foundation awarded £10,000 funding, split equally over two years in February 2015. The grant is specifically for support work with women prisoners at Hydebank Wood, including life-skills workshops, restorative interventions, and mental health support. The aim is to support vulnerable women, improve their mental health, and make a positive improvement on their lives, leading to reduced offending.