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Justice Programme: Reducing Reoffending


The Reducing Reoffending Programme is introducing changes to Scotland's justice system to ensure services are available to support offenders and to help them to move away from a life of reoffending.

Aims and Objectives

Phase 2 of the Reducing Reoffending Programme (RRP2) was established to help people serving community sentences or in short-term custody to build on support, use services and make the most of opportunities so they can fulfil their potential as individuals and their responsibilities as citizens.

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Advisory Board

Chair - Neil Rennick, Director of Justice, Scottish Government

Anil Gupta, Chief Officer, Communities, COSLA

Colin McConnell, Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service

Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work, University of Glasgow

Jim Hunter, Chief Officer, North Strathclyde Community Justice Authority

Sean McKendrick, Chair, Standing Committee on Criminal Justice, Association of Directors of Social Work

Phil Walker, Chief Executive, Glasgow Community and Safety Services

Tom Halpin, Chair, Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum

Keep In Touch


Stephen Harper, Community Justice Division, Scottish Government

email: stephen.harper@scotland.gsi.gov.uk