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Tackling Crime and Delivering Justice in Scotland: The Scottish Government's long term vision


Registration and Refreshments
0930-0935 Chair's Opening Remarks
Session 1: Understanding Where We Stand on Crime in Scotland
0935-0950 Keynote Address
Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Scottish Government

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0950-1040  Keynote Led Discussion Session on Strategic Thinking for Justice
Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Scottish Government

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This session will feature in-depth discussion to consider the themes below, contributions raised by delegates on the day and issues suggested in advance for inclusion.
  • The nature of our crime
  • Making community sentences work
  • Addressing our drugs epidemic
  • Justice social work: Bringing Christie Commission principles to life?
  • Whole system thinking
  • The role of mental health
1040-1100 Refreshment Break
Session 2: The Challenge of Whole System Changes for Interventions and Services
1105-1125 The Changing Nature of Offending: Whose responsibility is prevention?
1125-1145 Prevention and Rehabilitation Where Possible:  Effective intervention and smart disposals
1145-1205 Delivering Multi-Agency Justice Policy
Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive, Community Justice Scotland
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1205-1225 Discussion and Questions
1225-1315 Lunch
Session 3: Where Do We Want Justice To Be In 2030 and How Do We Get There?
1320-1325 Chair's Welcome Back

1325-1345 Policing in Scotland

1345-1405 Making Restorative Justice a Reality
Martin Dorchester, Chief Executive, Includem
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1405-1425 What Should an Inclusion Based Approach to Justice Look Like?
John Hutchison, MD - Tern Business Systems Design Ltd, Lead Designer for the CLF and SCP projects
  • Scottish Construction Pathways and Scottish Government 'No One Left Behind' policy
  • Assisting people with criminal convictions to gain work in the construction sector in Scotland
  • Join up the need for labour with disadvantaged groups such as ex-offenders
1425-1445 Discussion and Questions
1445 Chair's Closing Remarks

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"I felt all the speakers were very good and gave informative presentations."

Gary MacKenzie, Criminal Justice South Ayrshire,
Criminal Justice Scotland Conference, 23/01/18

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