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We Are Here to HelpOne of A KindAid & Abet

A peer led organisation offering a support service to people on their release from prison.

What we do


Our key focus is aiding recovery and abetting people from going back to prison


Our mentors have lived experience of Criminal Justice System and understand the barriers faced in prison and integrating back into the community


Assisting people leaving prison to engage with housing, financial, health and addiction support services

Why Aid & Abet?

Our vision is: “Once someone has been in prison, they need never go back”.

The name puts a positive spin on a well-worn piece of legal jargon.  We aid people, and abet them in their determination to make good on their intentions to avoid the routes their past has taken them in.

Our Core Group

Donald Tumilowicz

Co-Founder & Mentor

Kevin Dickson


Kevin Neary

Co-Founder & Mentor

Fee McGillivray

Coordinator & Mentor

Valued Feedback

The very brave @JamesSu19228213 back at his old high school  @forresterhs today sharing his story with staff and pupils. It takes a lot of courage to share your past in such an honest and vulnerable way. Well done James! #PoorOutcomesAreNotInevitable

– @tylaedinburgh

Our Trustees

Recent Projects

Over the last five years our mentors have been involved in some amazing projects, sharing their lived experience and giving hope to thousands of people. Here are some of them for you to look at.

Rehabilitation Dissertation Research

David, James and Kevin were interviewed by Stirling University student Louise on their views of…

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Leith Academy YPI Project

Leith Academy pupils picked Aid & Abet as part of their Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI)…

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo

About the Project This project is run by the Violence Reduction Unit and they ask…

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The VOW Project

The VOW Project - Police Local Recognition Award The VOW Project is a Police Service…

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