Two northern projects is to receive extra funding to help tackle female offending.
Aberdeen Community Justice Centre has been awarded £30,000l, while the Northern Community Justice Authority, which covers Grampian and the Highlands and Islands, is to get £20,000.
The money is included in £640,000 awarded by the Scottish Government to 12 schemes across the country.
Between 2013 and 2015 the government provided more than £3million to 16 projects aimed at providing community-bases services for women in the criminal justice system.
Earlier this year, the government asked the projects if they had managed to secure local funding towards the extra services they were providing.
Whilst many had made good progress, further funding was agreed for the 12 projects to help them maintain their work and continue to demonstrate the benefits of their expanded services.
Announcing the funding, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson, said: “By supporting services which understand the kinds of problems these vulnerable women face, helping them to rebuild their links to family and community and address any underlying issues which contribute to crime, we can enable women with a history of offending to take their lives back.
“We need to continue to transform and improve services for women so that we can help them to break the cycle of reoffending and start making a positive contribution to society.
“These grants have given local projects the opportunity to provide services that meet local need, and a chance to demonstrate that they can deliver the kind of improved outcomes that their local partners will want to support in the future.”