Jamal’s Story

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Jamal was first sentenced for a minor offence after completing his sentence he returned to Polmont for a more serious offence relating to fire arms. YCSA worked with Jamal intensely when he returned to Polmont because there were personal issue affecting the client which led to a mental breakdown however with the support from YCSA and the Mental Health team he managed to recover. The challenge was how do support him from here on? He was supported to get involved with a number of activities and programmes within Polmont as a part of his recovery so he got involved with the internal radio service this included duties like production, editing and presenting where he received recognition and became a peer mentor for other offenders. Whilst in Polmont he was given a job interview for a post with Young Scot in Edinburgh so that immediately after release he had an opportunity for employment. He continues working with Young Scot and is hoping to get involved with a number of other activities in a peer mentoring role. He has also returned to the family home in Edinburgh.

Names have been changed to protect the identity of clients

Tel: 0141 420 6600
Email: enquiries@ycsa.org.uk

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