Justice and Safety
2nd February 2018 by jemmamcguffie
This week’s round-up includes Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visiting Women’s Aid HQ to announce funding ahead of the passage of the Domestic Abuse Bill, and Community Safety Minister Annabelle Ewing speaking at the launch of the Scotland Drowning Prevention Strategy. Justice for domestic abuse survivors This week the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill was passed by…
4th November 2017 by barbaraburke
Cross-border co-operation in fighting crime, new powers to tackle human trafficking, and the work of Scotland’s prisons are among the issues in this week’s round-up from the Justice and Safer Communities portfolio. Europol Executive Director of Europol Rob Wainwright was in Edinburgh on Tuesday and caught up with Justice Secretary Michael Matheson and Brexit Minister…
24th February 2017 by SOCT Comms
A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio Violence reduction in hospitals Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visited Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Thursday night to meet the new Navigators operating out of the emergency department. Navigators support patients who have been the victims or perpetrators of violence to make the changes they…
26th May 2016 by Justice Digital Strategy Team
Associate partner Scottish Government recently hosted a meeting of the EU initiative to improve cross-border videoconferencing (VC) in the justice system, also known as project ‘Handshake’.
22nd February 2016 by John Wallace
The Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs Paul Wheelhouse is today marking European Day for Victims of Crime by launching the Victims’ Code for Scotland.