Justice and Safety
1st September 2015 by David Strang
Over the past few months HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland has been on a journey of change, developing a new structure for prison monitoring in Scotland to replace the previous work done by Prison Visiting Committees.
17th August 2015 by Boyd McAdam
Today, we began our annual campaign to recruit Children’s Panel members. New volunteers from all walks of life are needed every year. This year we are looking for 560 people from all over Scotland to ensure the system can continue to offer the best support for those children and young people who need it most.
27th July 2015 by Jamie Begbie
The Scottish Government recognises that having to disclose previous criminal activity, such as a previous criminal conviction, affects many people in our society.
23rd July 2015 by Linda Green
There is little doubt that the internet and mobile technologies continue to transform the way we go about our business. The opportunities available in the digital world are clear to all. However, our increasing dependence on cyberspace has brought new risks from criminals who seek to exploit this and related technological advances.
20th July 2015 by John Wallace
The Tribunals & Administrative Justice Policy Team has launched a consultation on draft regulations regarding eligibility criteria for appointment to the Scottish Tribunals. This consultation is running from 17th July until 9th October.
12th June 2015 by Paul Johnston
We’re aiming to reduce the number of victims of crime in Scotland by 250,000 by 2017-18. It’s a really stretching goal, double what we can expect to achieve if we don’t try something new, something transformational.
1st June 2015 by Michael Matheson
The important work undertaken across the justice sector impacts directly on every single person in Scotland every single day, with – as the name of this blog highlights – justice and safety the underpinning principles.