1. Victim Surcharge Fund

    More help for victims as criminals pay towards costs.

  2. HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland: annual report 2021 to 2022

    The annual report for HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland for 2021 to 2022.

  3. Justice Analytical Services (JAS) Safer Communities and Justice Statistics Monthly Data Report: November 2022 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up-to-date statistics every month.

  4. Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in Scotland: national overview report 2021/2022

    The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), are a set of statutory partnership working arrangements introduced in 2007. This report provides an overview of the main national developments in relation to MAPPA during the reporting period from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

  5. Justice Analytical Services - safer communities and justice statistics monthly data report: October 2022 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

  6. Child's Interview Right's Practitioner regulations: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) relating to the Child's Interview Right's Practitioner (ChIRPs) and the age of criminal responsibility.

  7. Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 - sections 274 and 275: inspection of COPFS practice

    An inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland of COPFS practice in relation to sections 274 and 275 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

  8. New custodial unit for women

    Glasgow centre is aimed at transforming support for women in custody.

  9. Making fireworks safer

    Criminal offence to supply fireworks and pyrotechnics to under 18s.

  10. Justice Analytical Services - safer communities and justice statistics monthly data report: September 2022 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month.

  11. Crime drops

    People feel safer in communities.

  12. National Care Service evidence paper: justice social work - easy read

    This easy read summary provides an overview of social work services provided in the justice system in Scotland. It forms one of a collection of contextual papers about social care and related areas in Scotland.

  13. Recorded Crime in Scotland, year ending June 2022

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  14. Justice Analytical Services - safer communities and justice statistics monthly data report: August 2022 edition

    This report contains summary statistics covering a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It is published with up to date statistics every month

  15. New custodial unit for women

    Visionary centre will transform support for women in custody.

  16. Justice Analytical Services - safer communities and justice statistics monthly data report: July 2022 edition

    This is a monthly data summary report with an overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics.

  17. Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001 changes: consultation

    Consultation on modernising the 2001 rules to ensure that they are fit for purpose. Additionally there is a need to consider some new rules for certain procedures.

  18. Surrender and compensation scheme in Scotland for certain offensive weapons: guidance

    This guidance provides detailed information on why a Surrender and Compensation Scheme in Scotland for certain offensive weapons is necessary. It also provides guidance on how to surrender an eligible weapon to Police Scotland and receive compensation if appropriate.

  19. National Strategy for Community Justice

    This revised National Strategy for Community Justice sets the national direction for community justice by building on progress made to date. It is designed to provide a clear roadmap for future improvement work, by highlighting key areas for partners to focus on.

  20. Justice Analytical Services (JAS) - safer communities and justice statistics monthly data report: June 2022 edition

    Monthly data summary report with an overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics.

  21. National strategy for community justice - revision: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the National Strategy for Community Justice revision consultation 2022.

  22. Criminal proceedings in Scotland: 2020-2021

    Statistics on criminal proceedings concluded in Scottish courts and alternative measures to prosecution issued by the police and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service are presented for the ten years from 2011-12 to 2020-21. The latest year’s data is impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  23. HM Inspectorate of Prosecution: strategic plan 2022 to 2025

    Strategic plan for HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland covering the period 2022 to 2025.

  24. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  25. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: data protection impact assessment

    This data protection impact assessment (DPIA) is undertaken in compliance with UK General Data Protection Regulation (UKGDPR) Article 35(10). This is an iterative impact assessment, which we expect to amend as the Bill makes its way through Parliament.

  26. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    In compliance with The Fairer Scotland Duty as set out in legislation in Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, this assessment consider what more can be done to reduce the 'inequalities of outcome' caused by 'socio-economic disadvantage' in relation to the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  27. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) examining the potential impact on children's human rights of the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  28. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) to look at the likely costs, benefits and risks of the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  29. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    Summary of the results of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) carried out in relation to the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.

  30. Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment

    An island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considering the potential impact of the introduction of the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill on island communities.

  31. Justice Analytical Services - safer communities and justice statistics monthly report: May 2022 edition

    This report provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of a number of important justice and safer communities statistics. It covers many different topics including crime, policing, community safety, courts and prisons.

  32. Community Payback Order: practice guidance

    This revised guidance replaces 'Community Payback Order: practice guidance' issued in 2019. Guidance is updated to support commencement of the restricted movement requirement at first disposal.

  33. Victims’ consultation launches

    Putting people at the heart of the justice system.

  34. Bail supervision: national guidance

    This document provides revised guidance for the operation of bail supervision setting out standards and expectations to support the consistent delivery of the service across Scotland.

  35. Victims will benefit from key support

    £48m funding underlines government commitment.

  36. Independent group on marches and parades

    Experts to consider ways to promote peaceful assemblies.

  37. Offensive Weapons Act 2019: Scottish statutory guidance

    This guidance covers provisions in the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 that extend only to Scotland and others which apply throughout the UK but which have a different effect in Scotland to other parts of the UK.

  38. New Bairns’ Hoose appointment

    Post will drive improvements for children.

  39. Use of bail and remand consultation launches

    Victim safety at the heart of proposed changes to the use of custody.

  40. New victim support fund announced

    Scheme will diversify and broaden support for victims.

  41. Recorded crime remains at low levels

    Crimes in four key areas down in the past year.

  42. Prison population: social care needs

    Research into the social and personal care needs of people in prison. One of four studies on the health needs of Scotland's prison population.

  43. HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland: annual report 2019 to 2020

    HM Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland annual report for 2019 to 2020.

  44. Drop in use of short prison sentences

    First data published since statutory presumption was extended.

  45. Data on effects of presumption against short sentences

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  46. Understanding use of remand

    Study of reasons behind decisions on bail and remand.

  47. Electronic monitoring: uses, challenges and successes

    This report reviews the published literature on the uses, challenges and successes of electronic monitoring for people with convictions and on bail.

  48. Justice vision and priorities delivery plan 2018-2019 and overview of progress 2017-2018

    Overview of progress to the actions set out in 2017-2018 Justice Vision and Priorities Delivery Plan and new approaches and additional actions for the coming year 2018-2019.

  49. Justice in Scotland: vision and priorities delivery plan, 2017-2018

    Delivery plan setting out key actions for 2017-2018 to help progress the seven priorities set out in the Justice vision document.

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