1. Consultation paper

    17 Dec 2021

    Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  2. Consultation paper

    13 Dec 2021

    The not proven verdict and related reforms: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on the three verdict system in Scottish criminal trials and if the not proven verdict were to be abolished, whether any accompanying reforms would be necessary to other aspects of the criminal justice system.

  3. Consultation paper

    10 Dec 2021

    Scottish court fees 2022-2025: consultation

    Consultation on proposals for an increase of 2% in court fees in each financial year between 2022 and 2025, proposals for minor changes to court fee exemptions, and proposals for changes to some court fee narratives.

  4. Impact assessment

    09 Dec 2021

    Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement 2022-2023

    The Equality and Fairer Scotland Budget Statement (EFSBS) 2022-23 assesses where the Scottish Government is proposing to spend public money and how it aims to reduce inequality. The EFSBS is a supporting document to the Scottish Budget and should be read alongside associated Budget publications.

  5. Consultation paper

    15 Nov 2021

    Bail and release from custody arrangements: consultation

    Consultation on the use of remand and arrangements around release from custody - two areas which we consider have the potential to contribute to a shift in how prison and imprisonment is used in a modern Scotland.

  6. Consultation paper

    01 Oct 2021

    Legal services regulation reform: consultation

    A consultation based on recommendations from an independent review of the regulation of legal services will run until 24 December. It will seek views on options for change designed to lead to improvements to the way legal services are regulated, and the legal complaints system operates in Scotland.

  7. Progress report

    01 Oct 2021

    Victim Surcharge Fund: initial report 2019 to 2021

    A report on those payments made into and out of the Victim Surcharge Fund, the recipient organisations, the administration costs and balance of the Fund for the period 25 November 2019 to 31 March 2021.

  8. Advice and guidance

    05 Feb 2021

    Structured deferred sentences: guidance

    A high-level guide to the purpose, policy rationale and operation of structured deferred sentences in Scotland, for local authority justice social work services, youth justice services and relevant partners.

  9. Advice and guidance

    18 Nov 2019

    Association of Commercial Attorneys: revised scheme

    The scheme has been revised in accordance with the provisions of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1990. The Minister for Community Safety has directed that the Association of Commercial Attorneys bring this into force from 18 June 2019.

  10. Consultation paper

    01 Oct 2019

    Letter of rights: consultation

    A consultation to seek the views of key stakeholders and members of the public on the current Letter of Rights for Scotland.

  11. Research and analysis

    03 Sep 2019

    Domestic abuse courts: report

    This report examines the effectiveness of Integrated Domestic Abuse Courts (IDACs) that use a ‘One Family, One Judge’ model.

  12. NEWS

    19 Mar 2019 17:29

    Damages Bill passed

    Reforming the law on setting the personal injury discount rate.

  13. Consultation paper

    11 Mar 2019

    Proceeds of Crime Act 2002: consultation

    We are consulting on draft code of practice on powers by proper persons to exercise a series of investigatory orders and warrants under Chapter 3 of Part 8 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

  14. NEWS

    07 Oct 2018 14:59

    Tackling misogyny

    Legislative option to form part of forthcoming public consultation.

  15. NEWS

    07 Oct 2018 10:41

    Victims Task Force

    Justice Secretary to lead group driving progress for victims of crime.

  16. NEWS

    15 May 2018 09:43

    Review of family law

    Prioritising children’s interests in family court cases when parents separate.