Justice and Safety

  • Christmas – A time for giving… and paying back

    21st December 2018 by

    For the past ten years East Dunbartonshire Council’s unpaid work team have been involved in a project where more than 700 of the community’s most disadvantaged families receive donations of presents in the run up to Christmas. The scheme was set up to help families who often struggle to buy gifts for Christmas. The inclusion…

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  • The week in review

    9th February 2018 by

    This week’s round up includes discussions at Scotland’s Serious Organised Crime Taskforce about law enforcement efforts to tackle human trafficking, new figures on Community Payback Orders, and the publication of an independent review of undercover policing in Scotland. Undercover policing An independent review of undercover policing in Scotland, published on Wednesday provided reassurance to the public…

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  • The week in review

    20th January 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes Justice Secretary Michael Matheson’s visit to HM Prison Edinburgh, Police Scotland figures for reports of domestic abuse over the festive period and Community Safety & Legal Affairs Minister Annabelle Ewing’s visit to Coatbridge Fire Station to hear views about service transformation plans from frontline crews. No let-up in tackling domestic abuse On Monday Police Scotland reported that…

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  • Community Payback Orders: Fife Council’s drive to get the ‘Best’ from people on community sentences

    18th January 2018 by

    In December 2015, Fife Council Criminal Justice Social Work team was approached by Mark Brown, the founder and author of the award-winning programme ‘The Best of You’, to take part in a pilot of the programme aimed at people serving statutory orders such as Community Payback Orders (CPO), the main community sentence in Scotland. With 20 years of…

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