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Sacro regards the proposed extension of the presumption against short-term prison sentences from three to 12 months as a welcome development with the potential to reduce Scotland’s prison population safely and with a greater focus on effective rehabilitation through the use of community sentences.

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Sacro's Garden Project offers individuals aged 18+ who face barriers to employment and social inclusion the opportunity to learn and develop new skills. The project allows participants to increase self-confidence and improve mental and physical health whilst improving amenities within the community. In partnership with Glasgow City Council, Land Environment Services and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Sacro are delivering the Garden Project in Govanhill Park and Tollcross Park.

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Sacro welcomes the Scottish Government’s continued commitment to tackling sectarianism and hate crime by increasing its funding for projects working to eradicate intolerance.

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Sacro is delighted to receive significant financial support from the UK Government's "Tampon Tax" to increase the availability of support to women involved in prostitution who use online services to find clients.

The Scotland-wide project will reach out to women online, provide basic safety information and support and signpost them to specialist one-to-one support services.

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Sacro Edinburgh services held an open day on 19 February to showcase its volunteering opportunities.

Aimed at recruiting volunteers for its services, the event attracted over 50 people on the day and included representation from all Sacro services in the area. Sacro staff and volunteers were on hand all day to promote the rewards and benefits of volunteering and advise on available opportunities. They also helped potential volunteers to complete applications on the day.

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Wellfest

Sacro's Lanarkshire services held an event for the local community on 21 February.

"Wellfest" was held in Kings Church and highlighted Sacro's services in the area as well as representation from many community groups, partner organisations and local agencies.

The event offered advice and support to the local community as well as providing lunch, and food/household goods/clothes donated by local businesses and collected by Sacro staff.

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Alan Mairs
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Fearless has successfully completed an external accreditation process with SafeLives. The ‘Leading Lights’ programme is an accreditation process that assesses domestic abuse victim services across four key areas: service provision; multi-agency working; HR; and governance.

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The release of reconviction figures for 2015/2016 have shown a continued fall in reconviction rates in Scotland. Commenting on the figures, Sacro's Chief Executive, Tom Halpin said:

"Sacro welcomes the progress being made in tackling reconviction rates which are a real indicator of persistent offending within our communities.

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Sacro will partner with the UK national charity SafeLives and other agencies to train 14,000 Police Scotland officers in identifying controlling behaviours to support the introduction of the new Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act.

Controlling and coercive behaviours are a significant factor of domestic abuse.

The new Act, due for implementation in early 2019, criminalises these controlling behaviours for the first time in Scotland.

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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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