The Ayrshire Equality Partnership are hosting a series of Hate Crime Awareness Sessions in venues across Ayrshire. Please click here to book your place.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Please find attached the link to the Service User Involvement Guide: Inclusive Justice, Co-producing Change. A launch event will be taking place on 31st October 2019, further details will be made available via our social media channels once finalised. https://www.cycj.org.uk/news/service-user-involvement-guide-to-support-community-justice-innovation/
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sentenced to Smart Justice: A report on the proposed extension of the Presumption Against Short Sentences.
In 2018, Community Justice Scotland commissioned research to explore potential impacts of an extension to the Presumption Against Short Sentences from 3 to 12 months. This research compares the needs experienced by people given a community sentence and people given a custodial sentence of 12 months or under. Download the full report here.