Written by
Alan Mairs
Cllr Aitken at Sacro's Criminal Justice Centre in Edinburgh

Sacro recently welcomed Councillor Elaine Aitken to our Community Justice Centre in Edinburgh where she met with three of our staff; Paolo Mazzoncini, Keith Hastie and Nicola McCloskey. 

Councillor Aitken had heard about the Another Way Service and was particularly interested to hear more about the work that we do with women involved in prostitution.

Written by
Robert Lambden

The Scottish Community Mediation Centre have now launched their brand new website. Speaking at its launch Ian McDonough the Centre's manager said " We are confident that the new SCMC website will act as a great vehicle for promoting community mediation as an effective and positive way of handling conflict in Scotland's communities"

Written by
Alan Mairs

New prisoner release arrangements have been announced today by the Scottish Government that will allow more targeted access to health, housing and other services to help prisoners integrate back into the community and reduce the risk of re-offending.

Sacro and other agencies have highlighted that this can be a problem for people, leaving custody near the weekend when there can be limited access to services.

Written by
Alan Mairs
The Another Way team at the Care Accolades ceremony

On 10 June 2014 Sacro’s ‘Another Way’ service was awarded a Care Accolade in the category of ‘innovation and redesign’ by the Scottish Social Service Council. Brittany Stewart, volunteer mentor and Jane, service user, had the opportunity to be involved in the experience.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Claire Paterson and Tracy Mackie receive their award from HRH Princess Royal

Sacro’s Aberdeen Restorative Justice Service has scooped the Runner Up award in the Restorative Justice category at the Howard League Community Programmes Award ceremony held in London.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Sandy Cameron CBE

Sacro is delighted to announce the appointment of Sandy Cameron CBE as Chair of the Sacro Board of Trustees. Sandy is well-known and respected in the social care sector and brings a wealth of experience to the role of Chair.

Written by
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.

Written by
Alan Mairs
First Minister announces funding for mentoring projects

First Minister announces financial package to help reoffenders.

First Minister Alex Salmond has announced a funding package of up to £8 million for organisations delivering mentoring support to offenders.

The First Minister made the announcement after opening the new offices of Glasgow-based Includem, one of six projects that will benefit from the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund (RRCF) over 2015-2017.

Written by
Alan Mairs
Sacro's Assertive Outreach team

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.

Written by
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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