Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    15th September 2017 by

    Creative Scotland

    On ministers’ agenda this week have been the investment of ill-gotten gains into creative projects and new opportunities for young people, a new facility to promote fire and home safety, leadership in policing, and the latest on the Scottish Government’s progressive penal reforms to tackle offending and safeguard communities. Reforms to keep crime down and communities safe...

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  • The week in review

    8th September 2017 by

    Welcome back to our weekly blog, marking the start of another Parliamentary year with our regular round-up of some of the highlights in justice and safer communities. Programme for Government First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened proceedings in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday by unveiling an ambitious Programme for Government (PfG) for 2017-18. As well as...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : July 2017

    28th July 2017 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the July edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. This brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics. The brief includes a special feature on its back page, drawing from recent research undertaken...

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  • mygov.scot and CivTech® are breaking new ground for Civil Justice 

    12th July 2017 by

    mygov civtech logos

    How can we use technology to provide better access to information and public services through mygov.scot? This is the aim of a CivTech challenge that the team at mygov.scot are leading on with Justice as a partner. In the shoes of the citizen It can be challenging for people to find information to help resolve...

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  • The week in review

    30th June 2017 by

    Mr Matheson on tackling human trafficking

    Welcome to the final ‘Week in Review’ of this Parliamentary session.  As Parliament begins its summer recess we’ll being pausing our weekly round-up for a few months.  We’ll be back in September, but in the meantime here is some of the week just gone. British Transport Police Railway policing will come under the command of...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : June 2017

    26th June 2017 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the June edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. This brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics. The brief includes a special feature on its back page, drawing from recent research undertaken...

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  • The week in review

    24th June 2017 by

    Among the items on Ministers’ agenda this week were a new strategy for policing modern Scotland, the on-going review of fire and building safety regimes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and delivering legislation to strengthen access to justice in the civil courts for survivors of childhood abuse. London Terror Attack On Monday...

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  • Supporting Prisoners’ Families, Raising the Standard

    20th June 2017 by

    Andrew McLellan, Chair of the National Prison Visitor Centre Steering Group introduces the new National Standards Framework for Prison Visitor Centres. Prisoners’ families and prisoner’s children in particular often pay a very high price for their family member’s imprisonment. Children with a parent in prison are at a higher risk of experiencing poverty, health and mental...

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  • The week in review

    17th June 2017 by

    Credit: 6VT Youth Cafe

    Key issues for justice and community safety in Scotland this week included improved support for victims of human trafficking, work to tackle hate crime, the commencement of improvements to our system of fatal accident inquiries, as well as recognition of excellent public service and on-going collaboration between agencies working together to help keep people safe....

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  • The week in review

    10th June 2017 by

    Among the key issues for our ministers this week were the country’s response to the terror atrocity in London, the on-going work of Scotland’s law enforcement agencies and partners to tackle the harm caused to communities by illegal drugs, and supporting Child Safety Week to help families keep their kids safe from accidents. London Terror...

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