Criminal Justice Forum (Scotland)

With the prospect of a radical review and reorganisation of criminal Justice work in Scotland it is vital that social workers in this field have a voice to influence and protect professional standards an practice in this field.

SASW is establishing a network of Criminal Justice Social Workers, and a Criminal Justice Forum.  A National event is planned in the spring of 2013.

To become part of this network, be consulted, express you opinion or be kept informed of events and developments please Email Us

View our latest consultation response - April 2013: Response to consultation Redesigning the Community Justice System

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16th March 2016

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18th December 2013

Local authorities must be at the heart of criminal justice reforms, says SASW

Plans to radically overhaul community justice in Scotland must put local authorities and social workers at the heart of any reform, the Scottish Association of Social Work warned. Responding to the Scottish Parliament’s consultation on proposals to redesign community justice, SASW said local authorities were best placed to provide the leadership, accountability, co-ordination and innovation needed to reduce reoffending in the country.

7th June 2013

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