Spotlight on sentencing
From time to time, we feature relevant guest blogs from interested organisations and individuals. These blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Scottish Sentencing Council, but can add to the broader discussion and debate of issues around sentencing. If you would like to contribute a guest blog, please email us or use our contact form.
Community Justice Scotland’s Learning, Development and Innovation Lead James Murphy explains the importance of training front line workers to support people completing Community Payback Orders.
The Scottish Sentencing Council held a consultation workshop on the sentencing of young people at the Scottish Youth Parliament’s 70th National Sitting on 27th October 2019. Ryan Kelly, Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP) for Coatbridge and Chryston, helped to facilitate the workshop gives his thoughts about the event.
In this blog, the Chair of the Council’s Communications Committee, Sheriff Norman McFadyen, talks about some of the committee’s recent work.
This blog has been provided by Turning Point Scotland, a service that helps people address the underlying causes of their offending behaviour by introducing alternatives to drugs, alcohol and offending. It is a true case study of a woman whose name has been changed to protect her identity.