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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

Health and Homelessness in Scotland: Research

Study exploring the relationship between homelessness and health Building upon previous analysis, this reports links health and homelessness data for the first time at a national level in Scotland. This research combines Scottish Government homelessness data with six health datasets from NHS National Service Scotland covering Accident and Emergency attendances, Inpatient admissions , Outpatient [...]

By |2018-08-08T13:45:42+00:00August 8th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Health and Homelessness in Scotland: Research

Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan 2018/21 – Now published

Following approval from the Community Justice Ayrshire Board we have now published the Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan for 2018/21.  The plan aims to build on the work already undertaken in our first year, and it is once again based around the ethos of Beginnings, Belonging, Belief. After receiving comments from partners it was decided to move [...]

By |2018-08-09T10:52:48+00:00August 8th, 2018|Latest News|Comments Off on Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan 2018/21 – Now published
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