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

    27th October 2018 by

    This week saw a committment from the Scottish Government to establish a financial redress scheme for in-care abuse survivors, plans to strengthen the home detention curfew system and the launch of a new play highlighting to young people the dangers of knife crime. Justice Committee consider justice budgets Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf was…

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  • The week in review

    21st September 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes the Justice Secretary learning latte art at the new Street & Arrow café, London’s bid to take the lessons learned in Scotland to set up its own violence reduction unit, and a response to Brexit’s impact on law and order. Recipe to reduce violence A new café serving up second chances…

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  • The week in review

    2nd June 2018 by

    This week’s round-up blog includes evidence on the long-term impacts of adverse childhood events, an announcement of new investment to expand the ‘Navigators’ emergency-room violence prevention project, and the publication of a major independent review of Scotland’s hate crime laws. Injured officers The thoughts of Ministers, and all of us in the Safer Communities and…

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  • 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

    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

    23rd September 2017 by

    Ministers have had another busy week dealing with and meeting with key partners across a range of justice system and public safety issues – from visiting a pioneering student-led mentoring scheme to passing new laws to reform third-party rights under contract law. New chapter for the ‘unseen frontline’ On Tuesday Minister for Community Safety & Legal…

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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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