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Alan Mairs
Cover of Evaluation of Mentoring PSPs document

An independent evaluation of the Scottish Government's Reducing Reoffending Change Fund (RRCF) has concluded that "mentoring is an effective approach which helps mentees to learn and implement constructive, non-criminal ways of addressing problems in their lives and to reduce risk factors associated with offending behaviour, and that there is a strong case for the continuation and expansion of mentoring services".

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Alan Mairs
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Bright Choices is a new service based in Edinburgh working with survivors and people at risk of Honour-Based Violence.

The service is a partnership between Sacro, Multi-Cultural Family Base and the Edinburgh and Lothian Regional Equality Council. The Big Lottery Fund have commissioned the four year project to support men, women, children, families and communities, through practical and emotional support, outreach, engagement, advocacy and mediation and restorative practices.

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Alan Mairs
Lord Carloway

Sacro is delighted to announce the appointment of the Rt Hon Lord Carloway as its new President.

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Alan Mairs
Gillian Aitken, Gemma Nistorica, Sheila Barclay and Matthew Carle

Sacro’s Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Community Mediation, the neighbour dispute resolution service, has chosen the winners of its “Good Neighbour” award for 2015.

Mr and Mrs Garry McNulty from Northfield, Aberdeen and Mr Frank Caie of Cammachmore, Stonehaven were selected from those nominated for the award

The winners were awarded a meal for two supplied by The Brentwood Hotel Crown Street Aberdeen.

The neighbours who nominated our winners had this to say about their neighbours:

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Alan Mairs
Veterans Mentoring Service

Staff from Sacro’s Veterans Mentoring Service (VMS) recently took eight armed forces veterans to the Galloway Activity Centre in Dumfries & Galloway for a three-day motivational and team building event.

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Alan Mairs
Volunteer with Sacro

Sacro has published a Volunteering Strategy to help guide its work over the next five years. The Strategy recognises the immense contribution of volunteers within many of its services and formally establishes the organisation’s ongoing commitment to volunteering.

The Strategy sets out its key strategic priorities for the next five years to:

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Alan Mairs
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Pictured left to right are: The Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC; Minister for Justice, Michael Matheson; and Lord Carloway, the Lord Justice Clerk.

Scotland’s new Sentencing Council was yesterday hailed as a milestone in the justice system at an event to mark its official launch.

The Council is a new independent body responsible for preparing guidelines to help ensure a consistent approach to sentencing throughout Scotland and will also work to raise public awareness and understanding of sentencing practice.

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Robert Lambden

Last night the annual Herald Society Awards 2015 were held in Glasgow and Shine won in the category of Partnership Award.

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Alan Mairs
Good Neighbours

Sacro’s Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Community Mediation Service will be running a Good Neighbour competition in the lead up to Christmas – the season of goodwill to all.  The mediation service would like to invite residents of Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire to nominate someone who has been a particularly good neighbour over the past year. The winner in each area will receive a meal for two at the Brentwood Hotel, Crown Street, Aberdeen. 

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Alan Mairs
Arun Gandhi delivers the 2015 Sacro Lecture

Sacro was delighted and honoured to have Arun Gandhi deliver the 2015 Sacro Lecture.

Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Arun's grandfather taught him to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. “If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world,” Gandhi said. Through daily lessons, Arun says, he learned about violence and about anger.

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