criminal justice system
Fact sheet on what works for vulnerable girls and young women in Scotland.
Factsheet that discussses the issue that adults and young people with learning and communication difficulties are over represented in prisons and the secure estate.
Briefing paper that has been prepared for youth justice professionals and practitioners, local government directors of children’s services and lead members, directors of public health, clinical commissioning groups and healthcare.
Guidance on attending a children's hearing regarding young people at risk of secure accommodation.
Action points for social workers when a young person is sentenced to custody.
Very little is currently known about the practice of using offenders as peer mentors. This study seeks to begin to address this gap in our knowledge and has four key objectives: • to develop the evidence-base regarding the practice of using offenders in peer mentoring roles • to establish what works (and what does not) • to identify the individual and wider benefits and how these can be maximised in future provision • to develop principles of 'best practice'.
Consultation that follows on from a series of reports which highlighted serious shortcomings in the existing system for delivering offender services in the community. It focuses on services for people aged 16 and over who are dealt with under the Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1995.
Statistical bulletin that presents national level information on activity relating to community penalties in Scotland, including criminal justice social work reports and “social work orders” - made up of Community Payback Orders (CPOs), the predecessors to CPOs (Community Service Orders, Probation Orders and Supervised Attendance Orders) and Drug Treatment & Testing Orders.
Research that aims to review the existing evidence and practice surrounding victims’ support needs, outcome measurement and quality assurance in the victim support sector, to assess:
- the support needs of victims
- the effectiveness of interventions to support victims
- how to develop victim outcome measures or indicators
- how to measure victim outcomes
- how to measure and assess quality in support service provision.
Report that presents research commissioned by Audit Scotland on international levels and experience of reoffending. It aims to set the Scottish experience of reoffending in context and to identify factors which other jurisdictions have seen affect reoffending rates.