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Alan Mairs
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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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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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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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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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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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Alan Mairs
Bright Choices teamed up with UK Border Force and Edinburgh Airport this week

Bright Choices teamed up with UK Border Force and Edinburgh Airport this week to raise awareness of honour-based violence and help airport staff to recognise and engage with passengers who may be at risk.

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Alan Mairs
Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years; Sharon Stirrat, Director of Operations, Sacro; Jana Ridegova, Project Worker, MCFB; Angela Voulgari, Service Team Leader, Sacro; Mitra, project worker; Githa, mediation worker; Nasim; project worker; Sally Magnusson, BBC Scotland

Pictured from left to right: Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years; Sharon Stirrat, Director of Operations, Sacro; Jana Ridegova, Project Worker, MCFB; Angela Voulgari, Service Team Leader, Sacro; Mitra, project worker; Githa, mediation worker; Nasim; project worker; Sally Magnusson, BBC Scotland).

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Alan Mairs
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Writing in Today's Herald, Sacro's Chief Executive, Tom Halpin highlights the important work of Scotland's third sector and calls on funders and policy makers to carefully examine their choices when commissioning services.

You can read the full article on the Herald website

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