Through the making and selling of our delicious chocolates branded as Grace Chocolates changing lives the women enrich their CV by learning workplace skills, earning qualifications and improving their teamworking skills. We welcome any woman who has touched the criminal justice system. We work in partnership with HMP Cornton Vale where women coming towards the end of their sentence who qualify for community placement join us on regular production days which supports their transition back into the community. Women who have been in custody and are now living in the community and women who received non-custodial sentences can self-refer or be referred by their worker to join any of our 4 programmes.
It’s more than what we do. It’s how we do it that’s important. Many women in the justice system have lived experience of abuse, trauma or neglect and live with mental ill health. Each has their own story but there is a common thread of low self-esteem and lack of confidence in each of them. To help them grow in confidence, build resilience and self-belief we work in a positive learning environment where mistakes are an opportunity for learning and personal growth.