Justice and Safety

  • 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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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : January 2017

    31st January 2017 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the January 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 by...

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  • The week in review

    27th January 2017 by

    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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  • 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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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : December 2016

    21st December 2016 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the December 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 by...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : October 2016

    26th October 2016 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the October edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. The brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics in Scotland. It is published on a monthly basis and readers should feel confident that...

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  • Are we up to standard?

    5th September 2016 by

    Our work on information sharing is still at an early stage, but the value of a consistent and fit for purpose data standard across the justice sector cannot be overstated.

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : July 2016

    12th July 2016 by

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

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : June 2016

    29th June 2016 by

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

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  • Legal Aid goes live on mygov.scot

    2nd June 2016 by

    Legal aid content is being developed in recognition that people may not know or understand how the legal aid system works, or how to get help or advice, or who to get it from. Mygov.scot is a website where people in Scotland can access online public services.

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