STOP (Anti-sectarianism / hate crime services)

STOP (Anti-sectarianism / hate crime services)

STOP (Sacro Tackling Offending Prejudices) provides diversion from prosecution programmes that provides the Procurator Fiscal (PF), Sheriffs and Early & Effective Intervention (EEI) teams with alternatives to prosecution. Court proceedings are put on hold whilst the person referred completes a Cognitive Behavioural programme to help them identify their attitudes and behaviours in relation to sectarianism, and how to use this knowledge to avoid similar offending in future.

STOP works with anyone living in Glasgow or Lanarkshire who has been charged with a Hate Crime offence and is aged 12 years or over. Individuals referred to the service will participate in a programme of work which aims to change the thoughts and feelings associated to discrimination and prejudice, so as to reduce the likelihood of future Hate Crime offences.
 
STOP also provides a national service throughout Scotland for those charged under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.
 
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For information and/or support, please do not hesitate to contact us on: 01698 337207