Justice and Safety

  • The week in review

    3rd November 2018 by

    This week’s round up includes new investment to support child and vulnerable witnesses, latest official figures for homicide in Scotland, and ministerial engagements with a range of justice system professionals. Supporting child and vulnerable witnesses Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has announced £950,000 to improve evidence facilities for children and vulnerable adults. The new Scottish Courts…

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  • The week in review

    23rd March 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes the announcement of Scotland’s new HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, planned reforms to the oversight of police use of biometric data, and a report into the prevalence of cyber crime in Scotland. New Code for police use of biometric data Plans for a new code of practice governing police handling of…

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  • Local projects gain almost 6 million hours ‘payback’ from community sentences

    6th February 2018 by

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has responded to the publication (Tuesday, 6th February 2018) of National Statistics for Criminal Justice Social Work in 2016-17, which includes figures for community sentences.   The official figures show that around 1.2 million hours of unpaid work were completed through Community Payback Orders in 2016-17 – bringing the…

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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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