These links are provided as a resource to organisations and services, relevant to Sacro’s work. They are provided in good faith and their inclusion does not constitute or imply endorsement by Sacro. If you wish to have your organisation listed or report broken links, please get in touch.

Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership Working together for the best quality of life for everyone in Aberdeenshire. 

ADSW - Association of Directors of Social Work. See Social Work Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland Alcohol Focus Scotland is the national charity for alcohol issues. Work involves providing information and training on alcohol issues, raising awareness of alcohol-related problems and working to influence national alcohol policy.

Apex Scotland Works to give offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk equality of access to the employment market by raising skills and addressing the barriers to employment that a criminal past presents.

Argyll & Bute Rape Crisis Centre Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Centre is an organisation that supports women and girls 13+ who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. Face to Face, Telephone and E-mail support are available - whichever suits the survivor.

ASSIST  The specialist domestic abuse advocacy service that provides advocacy and support to victims of domestic abuse.

Barnardos Barnardo’s vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination.

Breathing Space A free and confidential service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

Building Safer Communities A national programme to reduce crime and increase community safety in Scotland. The Building Safer Communities Programme is managed by the Scottish Government's Community Safety Unit in collaboration with a range of national partners, including Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

Care Inspectorate the independent improvement body for care services in Scotland. 

Changing Lives Through Literature Changing Lives Through Literature is an alternative sentencing program active in eight states in the United States, with a 13 year record of reducing recidivism.

Chap @ The Door Community Housing Advocacy Project.

ChildLine ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK. 

Children's Hearings The Scottish Government wants to give every child the best possible start in life and it is our duty, along with our partners, to safeguard the needs of the most vulnerable and troubled children and young people in Scotland. The welfare of the child is at the heart of the system. This website contains background information on Children's Panels and you will learn what actually happens in a Hearing."

Circles UK Circles of Support and Accountability are an innovative and successful community contribution to reducing sex offending, working in close partnership with criminal justice agencies. Circles UK is the new national body supporting the development, quality, coordination and effectiveness of local Circles.

CJScotland A log and information exchange about criminal justice issues in Scotland Community Justice Authorities

Lothian and Borders Community Justice Authority

Northern Community Justice Authority

North Strathclyde Community Justice Authority

South West Scotland Community Justice Authority

Tayside Community Justice Authority This website is a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of counselling covered, fees and contact details. The service is free, confidential and easy to use.

Crime and Justice Students If you are a student focusing on crime and justice issues this site is for you to share useful information and details of your studying experiences. Its up to you how you want to use the site but you could tell us what you're thinking about in your Blog, add an interesting report to Resources or ask for advice in Discussions.

Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland The Centre is an independent national resource providing a range of services to those working in, or concerned about, criminal and youth justice social work services.

Cyrenians Edinburgh Cyrenians is an independent charity that has operated with continuous steady growth and success since 1968. We provide solutions to poverty and homelessness and work towards a Scotland that makes room for all.

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Esmee Fairbairn Foundation is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.

European Forum for Restorative Justice The general aim of the European Forum for Restorative Justice is to help establish and develop victim-offender mediation and other restorative justice practices throughout Europe.

Families Outside Working for the well-being of families affected by imprisonment in Scotland.

Family Mediation South Lanarkshire Family Support Partnership Lanarkshire is a strategic partnership between Family Mediation South Lanarkshire, Relate Lanarkshire and Scottish Marriage Care. The partnership brings together North and South Lanarkshire's main relationship counselling, sexual therapy, child contact centre and family mediation services. By working together we aim to provide a truly joined-up service for couples and families across Lanarkshire.

Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs FEAD is an online resource that brings short video presentations from leading figures in the alcohol and drugs field direct to your screen. The contributors cover a range of topics to do with addiction issues, honestly and directly — including: achievements, problem areas, and reflections on the field's history.

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre The Centre provides a free and confidential service of emotional support to anyone who has experienced rape, sexual assault or child sexual abuse living in the Forth Valley area. Helpline 08088 01 03 02.

The Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland An independent organisation and charity whose members seek improvements to the criminal justice system in Scotland.

Includem A Scottish charity dedicated to redressing the social exclusion of the most vulnerable young offenders.

Joined Up For Jobs Joined Up For Jobs sets out how Edinburgh aims to help people who need work get a job and enjoy long-term employment — especially those who are furthest from the jobs market.

Judiciary of Scotland The website of the judiciary in Scotland has lots of information about judges, the work they do in each of the different courts and some helpful advice if you are attending court or simply want to come in and see what happens. You can also find up-to-date information on the latest sentencing statements which will allow you to read what a judge has said in court on passing sentence. The site also publishes summaries of opinions, fatal accident inquiry determinations and other major court decisions in Scotland.

The Law Society The Law Society of Scotland is the governing body for Scottish solicitors. The Society promotes the interests of the solicitors’ profession and those of the public in relation to the profession.

Make Justice Work Make Justice Work is a media campaign designed to raise public awareness of the costliness of locking up low-level offenders and the futility of short-term prison sentences while at the same time identifying better ways of reducing re-offending and i mproving public safety.

Nacro An independent voluntary organisation working to prevent crime across England and Wales.

Niacro Works to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities in Northern Ireland.

O2: Keeping Kids Safe An online guide to help adults understand what kids really do on their mobiles and the internet. It also helps parents and carers to talk to young people openly about the risks, so they know how to protect themselves.

Police Scotland Information on police forces throughout Scotland.

Relationships Scotland Relationships Scotland’s aim is to promote the delivery of counselling, mediation and family support for Scotland's people as a right not a privilege.

Respect The national association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services for perpetrators. Respect Phoneline - 0808 802 40 40 (free from landlines and mobile phones)

Restorative Practice Scotland Working to achieve quality outcomes through restorative practice in Scotland. 

Rethinking Crime and Punishment A strategic initiative set up by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. It aims to raise the level of public debate about the use of prison and alternative forms of punishment in the UK.

SCOLAG Legal Journal The Journal of the Scottish Legal Action Group, which seeks to promote equal access to justice in Scotland.

Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights works to monitor and implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child nationally in Scotland.

The Scottish Association for the Study of Offending Saso aims to create a common meeting ground, both nationally and locally, for all the professional groups and individuals concerned with the issues raised by offending in Scotland.

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration SCRA is at the centre of the Children’s Hearings System – the child protection and youth justice system for children in Scotland. The Children’s Hearings System aims to protect the safety and welfare of children and address their behaviour including offending.

Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice Brings together leading voluntary organisations concerned with crime and criminal justice in Scotland.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations Umbrella body for voluntary organisations in Scotland, with offices in Edinburgh,Glasgow, Inverness.

Scottish Courts A single access point for information relating to civil and criminal courts within Scotland, including the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary, the Sheriff Courts, the District Courts and a number of other courts, commissions and tribunals.

Scottish Government The devolved Government for Scotland is responsible for most of the issues of day-to-day concern to the people of Scotland, including health, education, justice, rural affairs, and transport.

Scottish Legal Aid Board Legal aid allows people who would not otherwise be able to afford it to get help for their legal problems. The Scottish Legal Aid Board is responsible for managing legal aid in Scotland.

Scottish Parliament Website of the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Prison Service The website of the Scottish Prison Service.

The Scottish Sentencing Council. The Council is responsible for the preparation of sentencing guidelines for the Scottish criminal courts.

Scottish Women's Aid The lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. 

SmartJustice SmartJustice campaigns for more alternatives to custody and promotes initiatives that are effective in changing offenders' behaviour, stopping crime before it starts and tackling the causes of crime for adults and young people.

Social Services Knowledge Scotland SSKS supports practising social services staff through better access to information and knowledge. It provides a single point of access to social services information and learning resources in addition to the tools and guidance to support individuals, communities and organisations in accessing and sharing knowledge and putting it into practice.

Social Work Scotland Previously Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW), Social Work Scotland is the leadership organisation for the social work profession.

Strada Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA) is Scotland’s leading workforce development organisation supporting those working in the substance misuse field. STRADA provides a wide range of training, development and education opportunities throughout Scotland for staff working with those affected by substance misuse.

Tenants First Tenants First is Britain’s largest fully mutual Housing Co-operative. The Co-op vision statement is ‘As an innovative member controlled Co-operative; to provide quality, affordable rented housing maintained to a high standard; to contribute to the development and support of sustainable communities.'

Turning Point Scotland Tackles social exclusion by providing customised community care packages for people who have been excluded as a result of their mental health, learning disabilty, homelessness or their drug or alcohol misuse.

UNITE Mediation, Conciliation and Training Service.

Unlimited Creative Training Consultancy.

Victim Support Scotland Provides a range of services to people affected by crime.

Violence Reduction Unit A national centre of expertise on tackling violent crime.

Why Me? Why Me? is an organisation which has been set up by, and for, victims of crime who have benefited from their experience of Restorative Justice (where victims and offenders meet face to face). actively helps, advises and supports over 700 charities and a range of public sector bodies, providing specialist fundraising and marketing services.