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From providing conflict resolution that prevents disputes from escalating to supporting prisoners on release, we'll work with you to repair harm and reduce conflict and reoffending.

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Perth and Kinross Service Succeed in Renewing Accreditation

Posted on 14th October 2014

Perth and Kinross Community Mediation Service were recently presented with their certificate of Accreditation at a meeting in Hamilton. This follows on from their original Accreditation in 2009.

One of the assessors for the Service’s portfolio, Rachel Blow, said how “It was a privilege to be part of the assessment team. They continue to meet standards despite challenges to the service. We had the opportunity to engage with members of an experienced team over practice standards and some of the finer points of procedural detail. “

Did you know...

Over 15% of people in prison in Scotland are there without conviction (17/01/2014)

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24% of respondents to the 2011 prisoner survey had been seen by mental health staff

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Since 1969, 23% of court convictions have been for breach of the peace.

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Nearly one-tenth of the adult female population in Scotland is likely to have at least one criminal conviction.

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Over one-third of the adult male population in Scotland is likely to have at least one criminal conviction.

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The total population of prisoners in custody in Scotland is 7,760 (17/01/2014)

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Reoffending among under 21's in Scotland is 34.1% - the lowest level ever recorded

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Scottish reconviction rates have fallen to their lowest levels in 14 years

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In Scotland the age of criminal responsibility is eight years, but the minimum age for prosecution is now 12

5.7% of Scotland's prison population is female

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100% of feedback from training with the Scottish Community Mediation Centre was positive (2012/2013)

Sacro services received 9,370 referrals during 2012/2013

In 2012/2013 the Scottish Community Mediation Centre trained 72 mediators in basic mediation skills

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Recorded crime in Scotland is now at its lowest level for 39 years

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101 is the new number to contact Police Scotland when you don't need an emergency response

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The Scottish prison population is predicted to rise to 9,500 by 2020-21

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The total number of crimes recorded by the police in 2012/13 was 13% lower than in 2011/12

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Recorded crime in Scotland is now at its lowest level since 1974

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Sacro Mediation Services helped to resolve conflict with 2,313 households across Scotland (2012/2013)

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