Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    24th February 2017 by

    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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  • 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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  • Supporting victims of crime

    22nd February 2016 by

    The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Paul Wheelhouse is today marking European Day for Victims of Crime by launching the Victims’ Code for Scotland.

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  • Getting down to business

    17th December 2015 by

    Human trafficking and exploitation are horrific crimes with devastating effects on victims, who can be too scared to come forward. The fact that someone is a victim may not always be obvious and, indeed, victims themselves may not even see that they are being abused.

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