crime victims

The Home Office presents an annual report about domestic violence, where statistics show that a big number of the victims have been victimised three or more times.

However a raising awareness about this type of violence within a range of practitioners and the increase of appropriate training and tools are becoming the keys to an early identification and intervention.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Lothian and Borders area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Northern Community area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the North Strathclyde area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the South West Scotland area.

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Fife and Forth Valley area.

The Department of Health, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office have worked together to produce this practice guidance. The guidance is issued as part of the Home Office led Action for Justice programme, which said that good practice guidance on the provision of therapy prior to trial for vulnerable or intimidated adult witnesses would be issued.

Paper analysing the links between violence and alcohol misuse and discussing issues such as the extent of alcohol-related interpersonal violence, risk factors, violence prevention and policy responses.

The government is committed to improving the protection during the criminal justice process for vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children. This document is issued as part of ‘Action for Justice’, the implementation programme for the ‘Speaking Up for Justice’ report. Following the report, the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 set out a range of special measures to assist vulnerable or intimidated witnesses, including children to give their best evidence in criminal proceedings.

This is the report of a systematic review that was undertaken to investigate how adults with mental health problems experience civil, family and criminal justice. The findings are presented and discussed under the following headings: associations and characteristics of adults with mental health problems; services and agencies accessed by adults with mental health problems and their effectiveness; experiences, barriers and potential barriers to accessing justice for adults with mental health problems.