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Paper investigating the relationship between homelessness and offending and describing supported accommodation services provided by Sacro for offenders in Scotland. It also summarises the principal findings from research on the impact of supported accommodation for offenders and highlights issues for practitioners which come out of the research.

Section of the UK Parliament website holding the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee's report on knife crime, it's causes, consequences and what can be done to reduce and prevent it.

This site outlines the strategic initiative to raise the level of public debate about the use of prison and alternative forms of punishment in the UK.

Document laying out the minimum standards of service people in criminal justice supported accommodation can expect to receive.

Episode of Woman's Hour in which a report by the Fawcett Society alleging 'institutional sexism' towards women in the criminal justice system is discussed. Katherine Rake, Director of the Fawcett Society, discusses what can be done to improve this situation.

The Community Sentences project was set up to investigate and monitor the new Community Order (CO) and the Suspended Sentence Order (SSO) which came into operation in April 2005. The project offers rigorous, objective information and critical analysis about the way the sentences are used, the views of practitioners and the impact on specific groups of offenders.

Report of a study which examined a sample of eight users perceptions of the effectiveness of Sacro's supported accommodation service in Glasgow. It was found that the service was seen as contributing to a reduction in re-offending and enhanced community safety and served as a stepping stone for offenders to independent living.

Paper providing an overview of evidence and argument about re-offending and the kinds of offender supervision practices in the community which might be most effective in decreasing it.

The Key Elements of Effective Practice are intended to describe the features of effective interventions and provide the benchmark for effective practice. For the purposes of this publication, engagement covers the techniques that are concerned with gaining young people’s interest and willing participation in interventions or services intended to prevent or reduce offending. The guidance is structured to cover three main audiences: those involved in delivery, e.g.

Dr. Monica Barry recently undertook an international review of effective approaches to risk assessment in social work in the light of the recommendations from the Changing Lives report. This seminar is based on that review and whilst it briefly explores commonalities and differences across various areas of practice in social work, it focuses predominantly on criminal justice and the implications for policy and practice of the drive towards multi-agency partnerships and a common approach to risk assessment and management of offenders in Scotland.