Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    1st December 2017 by

    This week’s round-up includes Ministers’ engagement on violence reduction, policing and accident prevention. Partnerships in preventing violence Justice Secretary Michael Matheson delivered the opening address to a violence prevention conference co-hosted by Police Scotland, the Scottish Government and the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit this week. Delegates from policing, health, wider public services and the third…

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  • The week in Review

    24th November 2017 by

    Cashback for Communities Justice Secretary Michael Matheson was welcomed to Hampden this week to hear about the positive impact the CashBack for Communities programme has had on young people across Scottish football. CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme that takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities…

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  • The week in review

    11th November 2017 by

    This week’s round-up includes work to improve partnerships between health, law enforcement and other justice agencies, and action to strengthen cyber-security and ensure Scotland is ready to deal with all emerging threats. Pardon for gay men over historical law convictions This week First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made a statement of apology to those men convicted before…

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  • The week in review

    28th October 2017 by

    Welcome back to our weekly round-up following the return of Parliamentary business this week. Cashback in the frame Throughout this week Twitter has been awash with #cashbackselfie photos – posted by individuals and organisations right across Scotland. Scottish Government Ministers have joined young people, sports stars and community groups to highlight the work of this unique…

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  • Homicide in Scotland 2016-17

    10th October 2017 by

    Commenting on today’s publication of Homicide in Scotland 2016-17, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “While we have seen large reductions in homicides over the past 10 years, every death represents a tragic loss of life, leaving friends and families grieving. “That is why we will maintain our efforts across justice and public services, through education…

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  • The week in review

    29th September 2017 by

    Domestic abuse legislation, fire service performance and new research into jury decision-making were among the issues on Ministers’ agenda this week. National Police Memorial Day We would like to take this opportunity to once again remember the police officers, including 273 in Scotland, who lost their lives on duty since 1812. On Sunday, Justice Secretary Michael…

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  • The week in review

    15th September 2017 by

    On ministers’ agenda this week have been the investment of ill-gotten gains into creative projects and new opportunities for young people, a new facility to promote fire and home safety, leadership in policing, and the latest on the Scottish Government’s progressive penal reforms to tackle offending and safeguard communities. Reforms to keep crime down and communities safe…

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  • The week in review

    30th June 2017 by

    Welcome to the final ‘Week in Review’ of this Parliamentary session.  As Parliament begins its summer recess we’ll being pausing our weekly round-up for a few months.  We’ll be back in September, but in the meantime here is some of the week just gone. British Transport Police Railway policing will come under the command of…

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  • The week in review

    17th June 2017 by

    Key issues for justice and community safety in Scotland this week included improved support for victims of human trafficking, work to tackle hate crime, the commencement of improvements to our system of fatal accident inquiries, as well as recognition of excellent public service and on-going collaboration between agencies working together to help keep people safe….

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  • The week in review

    24th March 2017 by

    Attack in London The week’s events have been overshadowed by the terrorist attack at Westminster. The thoughts of Scottish Government Ministers and civil servants – many with friends and colleagues working at Westminster and Whitehall – have been with those caught up in Wednesday’s incident, including relatives of those killed or injured, and the police…

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