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APRIL 2013: Response to the Scottish Court Service's recommendations

Statement by Councillor Margaret Kennedy, Convenor of Fife & Forth Valley Community Justice Authority, in response to the Scottish Court Service's recommendation to close Cupar Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Courts

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APRIL 2013: Scottish Court Service Publishes Court Structure Proposals

The Scottish Court Service has published its report and recommendations on 'Shaping Scotland's Court Services' following its consideration of responses received from public consultation.

Recommendations made in the report relating to the future sitting of the High Court and Sheriff and Jury Courts will be a matter for the Lord President and each Sheriff Principal.

Shaping Scotland's Court Services - response to the consultation and recommendations for a future court structure in Scotland

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New One Stop Shop Women's Offender Team Seeing Results

The female prison population in Scotland has doubled in the past 10 years with many women in the criminal justice system becoming repeat offenders. 

It is widely recognised that there is an urgent need for action to reduce the number of women who offend, re-offend and are sentenced to prison.  Former Lord Advocate, Dame Elish Angiolini, produced a report of the findings of the Commission on Women Offenders, which laid out key recommendations for government and service providers across Scotland. Among the recommendations were: the establishment of one-stop shops to cater for the particular needs of women offenders, greater availability of mentoring services and a more effective use of multi-disciplinary teams to better co-ordinate efficient interventions where required.

Established in September 2012, Fife's Criminal Justice Social Work Service's Women's Offender Team now acts as a one-stop-shop for women who offend and where they can access a variety of services from one central point.    With close links to Housing Services, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Sacro Women's Mentoring Service, the team is equipped to proactively target the complex issues faced by women who offend. 

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CJA National Newsletter-Spring 2013

The second national CJA newsletter focusses on examples of partnership working by each of the eight CJAs.

Partnership working examples covered include:

  • HMP Low Moss-Throughcare Public Social Partnership
  • Service Redesign on Forth Valley Criminal Justice Drug Treatment Services
  • ADJUST-Aberdeen Delivering Joined Up Service Transitions)
  • A new approach to diversion for women offenders in Glasgow
  • Housing Advice at HMP Addiewell
  • Young People's Reintegration Protocol for HMYOI Polmont
  • Support for families at point of arrest in South West Scotland
  • Short-term prisoner protocols in Tayside

Click here to download the CJA Spring Newsletter

 

HMIP publishes report on HMYOI Polmont

HMYOI Polmont Inspection 22-30 Oct 2012-Summary Report sets out the main findings and recommendations from the full inspection of HMYOI Polmont conducted between 22nd- 30th October 2012.

The report is available on the Scottish Government's website by following the link below:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/02/3127/0

   

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