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Hate Crime and how to report it

Police Scotland defines Hate Crime as “any crime which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated (wholly or partly) by malice and ill-will towards a social group”. If you experience or witness a Hate Crime, whether it’s a crime or not and no matter how trivial or unimportant you [...]

By |2019-10-03T16:32:20+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Hate Crime and how to report it

‘Inclusive Justice; Co-producing Change’ – Publication Launch

Community Justice Ayrshire are delighted to host the launch event for the Service User Involvement guide ‘Inclusive Justice; Co-producing Change’. This will be the culmination of over three years work on a significant piece of research that is the first of its kind in Scotland. The event will launch the now published project guide [...]

By |2019-10-03T15:12:51+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Events, Latest News|Comments Off on ‘Inclusive Justice; Co-producing Change’ – Publication Launch

Punishment in Instalments: Understanding and Navigating the Disclosure and Conviction Process

Disclosure of past convictions has a major impact on a person’s access to employment, education and volunteering opportunities. People who have ‘ done their time’ whether in prison or in the community often find that the disclosure system, designed to protect the public, can also prevent people from moving on. The report by CJS Policy [...]

By |2019-06-27T13:10:35+00:00June 27th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Punishment in Instalments: Understanding and Navigating the Disclosure and Conviction Process

Hard Edges Scotland launched

New research highlighting the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage in Scotland has launched today. Commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust and authored by Heriot-Watt University, Hard Edges Scotland also details the challenges that charitable services and the public sector are facing. In particular, the report illustrates the mismatch between [...]

By |2019-06-27T13:00:33+00:00June 27th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Hard Edges Scotland launched

Management of Offenders Bill passed

Expansion of electronic monitoring and disclosure improvements. New electronic monitoring technologies will better protect victims and improve rehabilitation The Management of Offenders Bill, passed by Parliament, strengthens powers of recall from Home Detention Curfew (HDC) by introducing a new offence of remaining unlawfully at large and granting police greater powers to help apprehend anyone who [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:37:59+00:00June 27th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Management of Offenders Bill passed

The Practice of Kindness: Learning from KIN and North Ayrshire

In March 2018, the Carnegie UK Trust brought together a Kindness Innovation Network of people and professionals from across Scotland who had an interest in encouraging kindness in their organisations and communities. At the same time, the Trust began working in partnership with North Ayrshire Council to embed kindness as a value throughout the local [...]

By |2019-06-27T12:30:11+00:00June 27th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on The Practice of Kindness: Learning from KIN and North Ayrshire

Health and Justice Collaboration Unit – Newsletter

The Unit draws together senior leaders from Health, Justice and Local Government. Its purpose is to lead the creation of a much more integrated service response to people's needs in key areas where Health and Justice services intersect. The Health and Justice Collaboration Unit has three priority areas: the improvement of services for victims of rape [...]

By |2019-06-25T16:15:15+00:00June 25th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Health and Justice Collaboration Unit – Newsletter

Financial Inclusion Referral Pathways

NHS Ayrshire and Arran have been working with the Health and Social Care Partnerships and Local Authorities across Ayrshire to develop a single point-of-contact for staff to refer people into if they feel they need some support around financial inclusion and/or fuel poverty. When a person’s contact information is sent to the point-of-contact, with the [...]

By |2019-02-15T12:45:17+00:00February 15th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Financial Inclusion Referral Pathways

Supported and Validated Self-Evaluation

Community Justice Ayrshire has been chosen as one of three pilot areas to undertake a supported self-evaluation exercise, which will be validated by the Care Inspectorate. This supported and validated self-evaluation is about evaluating how good our implementation of the new approach to community justice is. We will work with our community justice partners [...]

By |2019-01-30T14:08:29+00:00January 27th, 2019|Latest News|Comments Off on Supported and Validated Self-Evaluation
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