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Everyone deserves a second chance

Aimed at changing perceptions of what justice should look like in 21st century  Scotland, Second Chancers is centered around the voices of those whose lives  have been touched by the justice system. Comprising of a series of short  documentary films and a touring audio exhibition, the campaign tells authentic  and raw stories of success [...]

By |2018-11-02T16:56:15+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Everyone deserves a second chance

Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2015-16

The Scottish Government have released the latest reconviction statistics, covering the 2015-2016 offender cohort. The reconviction rate is currently 27%, this is a decrease from 28.3% in 2014-2015 Reconvictions have decreased in the past decade, there has been a 22% decrease in the average number of reconvictions per offender since 2006-07 In 2015-16, 1 in 4 [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:43:32+00:00September 13th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2015-16

Restorative Justice in Scotland

Moving forward with Restorative Justice in Scotland: A platform for change Notes from the concluding conference of the Scottish Universities Insight Institute 'Learning from Others' programme on restorative justice. This conference was the closing event of a programme of dialogues on restorative justice funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute during 2017. It was [...]

By |2018-09-04T17:31:07+00:00September 4th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Restorative Justice in Scotland

Health Improvement Annual Report 2017/18

The Health Improvement Team, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, who are part of the Public Health Department, work at a population level to prevent ill-health, improve health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities. An annual report of the work undertaken by the team in 2017-2018 is available below. HI Annual Report FINAL 17-18 [...]

By |2018-08-30T15:54:44+00:00August 27th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Health Improvement Annual Report 2017/18

#JustFootball 5 a Side Tournament

In conjunction with Community Justice Ayrshire, the People’s Involvement Networking Group (PING); Making a Difference (MAD); and Community Voices Network (CVN) are hosting a pan-Ayrshire #JustFootball 5 a Side Tournament on Sunday 30th September within Powerleague, Queens Drive, Kilmarnock, KA1 3XF. This is an opportunity to come together for some friendly competition and to [...]

By |2018-08-16T12:42:15+00:00August 16th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on #JustFootball 5 a Side Tournament

Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences

Understanding how Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs affect individuals’ health and behaviour across the life course has been one of the most transformative developments in public health over recent years. A history of ACEs can underpin poor educational attainment, health-harming behaviours and anti-social and criminal behaviour in adolescence, and in later life the development [...]

By |2018-08-14T11:52:32+00:00August 14th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with harms from adverse childhood experiences

“What about me?” The impact on children when mothers are involved in the criminal justice system

The imprisonment of a household member is one of ten adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) known to have a significant negative impact on children’s long-term health and wellbeing, their school attainment, and later life experiences. Recent research suggests a link between parental imprisonment and premature death. As most primary care givers are women, the imprisonment [...]

By |2018-08-08T14:58:21+00:00August 10th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on “What about me?” The impact on children when mothers are involved in the criminal justice system

Daring to Ask “What Happened to You?” – Why Correctional Systems Must Become Trauma-Responsive

Drawing on qualitative interview data collected during the author’s ongoing PhD research, this paper argues that the findings of many mainstream criminological studies and the dominant Risk/Needs/Responsivity (RNR) model of offender rehabilitation might be reinterpreted in the light of the evidence from epidemiology studies and neuroscience evidence that exposure to an overdose of trauma [...]

By |2018-08-08T14:17:11+00:00August 9th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Daring to Ask “What Happened to You?” – Why Correctional Systems Must Become Trauma-Responsive
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