Criminal Justice

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Prof David Wilson

Renowned criminologist, author and broadcaster, Prof. David Wilson delivered the 2019 Sacro Lecture at a packed Signet Library in Edinburgh.

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Alan Mairs
Edinburgh

Sacro’s Community Justice Centre in Edinburgh has moved.

Edinburgh services are now based at 29a Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN.

Our main telephone number is the same at 0131 622 7500. If you have any queries please contact Nicola McCloskey, Service Manager at nmccloskey@sacro.org.uk.

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Alan Mairs
Bright Choices to support victims of honour abuse

A project supporting victims of honour abuse is to be set up in Edinburgh amid a rise in the number of reported cases. It follows a survey that suggests the offence is accepted by a significant number of families in Edinburgh's black and ethnic minority communities. The support project was set up by Sacro, Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council and the charity Multi-Cultural Family Base, following consultation with Police Scotland

So-called honour crime is when a family member abuses a relative they believe has shamed the family or community.

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Alan Mairs
Scottish Justice Matters cover 2:3

The fifth issue of the Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice (SCCCJ) journal is now available as a free download. The publication takes "Children, Young People and Justice" as its main theme.

Previous subjects have covered:

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Alan Mairs
Photo: Sacro’s Assertive Outreach team at the 2014 Care Accolades. George Gartly, service manager, Graeme Pyper, team leader, Roz Vickery, criminal justice worker and Paolo Mazzoncini, director of operations

Sacro’s Assertive Outreach service in Aberdeen was among the finalists at this year’s Scottish Social Services Council’s Care Accolades. The “Children and Young People” category was one of the most hotly contested of all and saw just three services chosen as finalists.

The Assertive Outreach service works with “hard to engage” young people in Aberdeen City aged between 8 and 18 years old as part of Sacro’s Youth Intensive Support Package.

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Alan Mairs
A Day in the Life of a Criminal Justice Worker SJM 2:2

Writing in the latest issue of Scottish Justice Matters, Sacro's Nicola McCloskey takes us through a typical day with the Another Way service. Nicola is a Criminal Justice Worker with the Edinburgh service which supports sex workers with the aim of helping them to exit from sex work.

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Alan Mairs
Another Way win at Care Accolades

Sacro’s Another Way service in Edinburgh has scooped a major award at the Scottish Social Services Council’s Care Accolades 2014.

The service works with sex workers in Edinburgh with the aim of helping them to exit from sex work. Another Way is non-judgemental and works with women in whatever way it can to ensure their wellbeing, health and safety. The service was awarded the top honour in the “Innovation and Redesign” category.

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Alan Mairs
Sacro Chief Executive Tom Halpin launches CoSA

Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a model of intervention that assists in the monitoring and community re-integration of certain high risk individuals who commit sexual offences.

Following a successful pilot project in Fife, Sacro is now making CoSA available all across Scotland. The service was launched at an event in Dunfermline on 30 May attended by representatives from local authorities, police, CJAs, social work and voluntary sector.

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Alan Mairs

The Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice (SCCCJ) have just published the second edition of Scottish Justice Matters on the theme of Desistance. SJM is available to download for free from the journal website or viewed online at MagCloud.com. Printed copies of Scottish Justice Matters can also be ordered on demand at a cost from MagCloud.

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