EMBRACING INNOVATION, CHANGING LIVES

All over Scotland, our partners on the frontline of community justice are developing new ideas and practices that have a profound impact on people’s lives. We’ve selected some of the best case studies that illustrate how progressive thinking can make our communities stronger and safer – while also improving the lives of offenders and their families.


CASE STUDY | Best practice

De-mystifying the justice system for careers advisers

Skills Development Scotland has more than 600 members of staff who provide free careers information, advice and guidance.

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CASE STUDY | Real life stories

Taking responsibility: Kim’s story

"My mum had a lot of mental health issues, my dad was in the army so he wasn’t there much” says Kim, a successful youth support worker in her 30s and a far cry from...

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CASE STUDY | Real life stories

Breaking the cycle: James’ story

Though James insists his family didn’t want him involved in crime, he instinctively followed the example of those around him. By age 7, he was already part of the criminal...

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CASE STUDY | Best practice

A joined-up approach to tackling repeat offending

In August 2016, the Community Justice Policy Coordinator for Stirling Partnership organised a ‘Connecting Partners’ to bring together...

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CASE STUDY | Real life stories

Taking the chance to change: Des’s story

"I just thought fighting my way through life was the right way to do things,” says Des, reflecting on a childhood dominated by alcohol, drugs and violence.

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CASE STUDY | Innovation in the community

The project – new thinking changes lives

I think that fundamentally that’s the key isn’t it? Going from a place where you just don’t care to actually saying, well yeah that can actually make a difference and it’s...

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