Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    10th June 2017 by

    Scottish Crime Campus Gartcosh

    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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  • The week in review

    12th May 2017 by

    British Transport Police The Scottish Parliament has approved the Railway Policing (Scotland) Bill in principle after a stage one debate. When passed, the draft legislation will see the British Transport Police integrated into Police Scotland, creating a more effective, joined-up police service on Scotland’s railways. The stage one debate was opened by Transport Minister Humza...

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  • Weekly round-up – April 21

    21st April 2017 by

    The announcement of new curbs against drug-driving, funding to tackle sectarianism and taking delivery of new fire & rescue vehicles were among the items on Ministers’ agenda this week. Mental health training This week Justice Secretary Michael Matheson saw mental health training for police officers in action in Glenrothes. The event formed part of the on-going...

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  • Guest blog – Karyn McCluskey – Community Justice Scotland Chief Executive

    7th April 2017 by

    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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  • Supporting anti-sectarian education

    23rd February 2017 by

    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

    10th February 2017 by

     look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio. Paying back to society The Justice Secretary opened a newly refurbished Restorative Justice centre in Bellshill on Thursday, hearing first-hand how being given Community Payback Orders (CPOs) has helped people get their lives back on track – while carrying out unpaid work that benefits...

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  • The week in review

    3rd February 2017 by

    A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio. Review of legal aid underway An independent review of legal aid was announced by Legal Affairs Minister Annabelle Ewing on Wednesday, focused on ensuring it meets the changing needs of Scotland’s justice system – and contributes to improving people’s lives. The legal aid...

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  • The week in review

    20th January 2017 by

    A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio Back on the ‘Street and Arrow’ – giving people a second chance Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visited a pioneering project in Glasgow on Thursday, which gives people with convictions and often a violent past the chance to turn their lives around and gain...

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  • Warm Hearts in Possilpark

    4th February 2016 by

    I attended my first Community Networking Breakfast in Possilpark run by NG Homes. These networking events take place monthly and are a fantastic opportunity for people who work and live in the community to come together to share information about the excellent work taking place locally to strengthen the community.

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  • The Safer Communities and Justice Brief

    27th October 2015 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the October edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief.

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