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Police Service of Scotland

2023 - 2026 Grant Offer


2023 - 2026 Young People Target


Project name: CashBack VOW Project and Turn Your Life Around with CashBack

Age range: 10 – 25 years

Number of Young People Project expects to work with: 1,070

The Project aims to reduce offending amongst young people between the ages of 10 – 25 in Edinburgh through the combined efforts of police officers working alongside peer mentors. Key to achieving this is the collaborative partnerships catering for physical and mental health, housing, addiction services and those offering training and education to enhance employability. The Project consists of two main strands:

Strand 1 – CashBack VOW Project (CVOW)

Intensive support to remove 70 young people from the criminal justice system and support them onto positive destinations. This will be achieved by:

  • Creation of a unique plan, tailored to suit their needs.
  • Use the lived experience of peer mentors to enhance understanding of consequences of negative decisions.
  • Support physical and mental health, including the provision of counselling where appropriate.
  • Providing alternative therapeutic services as an alternative to counselling.
  • Utilise partners to enhance personal skills to improve employability.
  • Cease offending and make positive decisions.

Strand 2 – Turn Your Life Around with CashBack (TYLAC)

The CVOW project will work alongside City of Edinburgh Council in delivering the to a minimum of 1000 school pupils. Peer mentors and TYLAC volunteers will share their lived experience to raise awareness of trauma and adversity and the consequences of negative behaviours.

Areas where project will be delivered:

Edinburgh City

Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

Please find a link here to Police Scotland’s VOW Project Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA).