Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    2nd February 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visiting Women’s Aid HQ to announce funding ahead of the passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill, and Community Safety Minister Annabelle Ewing speaking at the launch of the Scotland Drowning Prevention Strategy. Justice for domestic abuse survivors This week the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill was passed by…

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  • The week in review

    4th November 2017 by

    Cross-border co-operation in fighting crime, new powers to tackle human trafficking, and the work of Scotland’s prisons are among the issues in this week’s round-up from the Justice and Safer Communities portfolio. Europol Executive Director of Europol Rob Wainwright was in Edinburgh on Tuesday and caught up with Justice Secretary Michael Matheson and Brexit Minister…

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  • 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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  • Video conference across borders with justice partners

    26th May 2016 by

    Associate partner Scottish Government recently hosted a meeting of the EU initiative to improve cross-border videoconferencing (VC) in the justice system, also known as project ‘Handshake’.

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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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