Vox Liminis is a Glasgow-based arts organisation which works with people with convictions, artists and academics to develop the role of the arts in criminal justice.
Founded in 2013, Vox has developed a number of pieces of work that support individual rehabilitation, develop the role of the community in reducing reoffending, and explore new ways of working within criminal justice in Scotland.
They work with individuals and their families to build skills more likely to ease the transition back into mainstream society on their release from imprisonment.
Working between prisons, community justice, academic criminology and the arts, Vox equips people with the creative tools to express themselves.
The focus during the charity’s formative stages has been on music, working in prisons to help individuals write songs, make films, develop apps or simply explore their experience of criminal justice.
By urging people to share their insights and make connections, Vox hopes to help build a fairer, safer future for Scotland – ‘one that is based on understanding, not ignorance; acceptance, not prejudice’.
Their work has won the trust of the Scottish Prison Service and other criminal justice services, who now view Vox and their work as a strategic partner.
Their core services include:
Song writing workshops for prisoners, former prisoners, criminal justice practitioners and academics. The sessions are run in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at Glasgow University. Listen to a Distant Voices session from 2015.
This programme brings imprisoned fathers and their children together to work on musical projects as a family.
Developed with charity Family Outside to expose the effect of familial imprisonment on young people.
For more information, contact:
The Music Shop
The Glasgow Collective
Tel: 07526 297973