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Alan Mairs
Tom Halpin, Third Sector Director of the Year

We are delighted to announce that Sacro's Chief Executive, Tom Halpin won the SCVO Third Sector Director of the Year Award at last night’s IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards. The Institute of Directors Scotland award recognises innovative individuals and effective communicators who have achieved organisational goals, following through on governance initiatives and have a considered approach to risk, and who have successfully raised the profile of their organisation.

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Alan Mairs
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FGM, Women
#EndFGM

6 February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This United Nations-sponsored day aims to raise awareness of this unnecessary and damaging practice affecting an estimated 200 million girls and women alive today who have undergone some form of FGM.

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Alan Mairs
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Research
Public Meeting Graphic

The Dumfries and Annan Antisocial Behaviour Reduction – Scoping Project is a short-term project funded by the Scottish Government Aspiring Communities Fund (ACF). The ACF grant is for Sacro to work alongside partners in Dumfries and Annan to undertake a Community Scoping Project in relation to the impact of antisocial behaviour by young people aged 16 to 21 on communities in the towns of Dumfries and Annan. 

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Alan Mairs
16 days Edinburgh logo

Bright Choices, a partnership between Sacro, the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) and the Multicultural Family Base (MCFB) is pleased to announce its lead role in supporting this year’s UN Women Campaign: ’16 Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence’.

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Alan Mairs
Claire Lightowler

Claire Lightowler, Director of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice delivered the 2017 Sacro Lecture to a captivated audience in Edinburgh's Signet Library last night (1 November).

Dr Lightowler is Director of the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), which supports improvements in youth justice practice and policy. CYCJ produce resources, provide training and offer advice and support for everyone working with children involved, or at risk of becoming involved, in offending.

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Alan Mairs
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publications

Sacro's Annual Review 2016/2017 is now online. Read about a year of challenge, opportunity and achievement for Sacro as we continue to support our fellow citizens to build stable and safer lives.
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Alan Mairs
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Diversity, awards
Sandy Cameron, Sacro Chair; Angela Voulgari, Manager of Bright Choices; Andrew Philip, Sacro Director of Corporate Services, Aaron Slater, Manager of Fearless domestic abuse service.

Sacro picked up the Diversity Star Performer award at last night’s Herald and GenAnalytics national Diversity Awards.

The award is given to organisations of fewer than 250 employees and asked for “outstanding commitment shown by a company who maximise all the talents in their workforce to benefit and grow their organisation. The winning organisation will be able to provide strong evidence of active policies for promoting diversity and a strong track record of hiring and retaining individuals from diverse backgrounds”.

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Alan Mairs
Restorative Justice in Scotland

Sacro has been providing services based on restorative practices in Scotland for over 30 years. Over time we have seen the practice evolve from the fledgling “Mediation and Reparation” services of the 1980s to the fully-developed and highly-regarded Restorative Justice (RJ) services we see today.

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Alan Mairs
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Sacro Lecture 2017 web graphic

Dr Claire Lightowler will deliver the 2017 Sacro Lecture: "The rhetoric of preventing offending: What we say, what we do and how can we do better".

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Alan Mairs

Following today’s announcement in the Scottish Parliament by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP on the extension of the presumption against short sentences, Sacro’s Chief Executive, Tom Halpin released the following statement:

“Short prison sentences are known to be ineffective in reducing reoffending. Similarly, alternatives like effective bail supervision can reduce the need to remand people to prison unnecessarily.

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