Leanna MacLarty

Written 5 posts

The week in review

30th June 2017

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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Guest blog – Karyn McCluskey – Community Justice Scotland Chief Executive

7th April 2017

While Parliament is in recess we have invited Karyn McCluskey to give us her thoughts following the official launch of the new national body. Sometimes when we consider the complexity of society and the tremendous challenges it offers us, it can feel overwhelming. Deprivation, homelessness, crime, disease – organisations, processes and plans can seem like…

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The week in review

24th February 2017

A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio Violence reduction in hospitals Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visited Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Thursday night to meet the new Navigators operating out of the emergency department. Navigators support patients who have been the victims or perpetrators of violence to make the changes they…

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Supporting anti-sectarian education

23rd February 2017

We all deserve a sectarian-free Scotland – a modern nation that isn’t weighed down by the prejudices of the past. Sectarian comments can be deeply upsetting to those on the end of them and occasionally actions escalate in behaviour which is wholly unacceptable. The Scottish Government is continuing to address the issue with the help…

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The week in review

27th January 2017

A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio. Review of hate crime legislation A comprehensive review of Scotland’s hate crime legislation was announced by the Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Annabelle Ewing on Thursday. The review – to ensure legislation is fit for purpose in the 21st century –…

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