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Community Justice Scotland is pleased to introduce a new, visionary podcast: ‘Justice, Disrupted’ – Hosted by BBC writer, performer and social activist Byron Vincent.

‘Justice, Disrupted’ is a podcast intended to entertain as much as inform. To inspire people to do something small (or big!) to be a positive force for good in society.

Byron will be speaking to people from varied walks of life; some may have come into direct contact with the justice system, others may have achieved something great in the face of adversity.

Each person will share their ideas of what a socially just society looks like and motivate listeners to get out there and make change happen.

Karyn McCluskey, chief executive of Community Justice Scotland said: “We all have the power to make a difference to help create a fairer and safer society. But it starts with action – whether we do something small or big – to help make positive changes to the lives of everyone around us.”

‘Justice, Disrupted’ host, Byron Vincent, said: “Constructive change starts when good ideas are communicated in a way that inspires action. My hope with this podcast is that it will not only offer insight, but challenge preconceived notions of what a functioning justice system should look like.”

EPISODE 1 – In the first episode, Byron speaks to Campaigner and Co-founder of SCM Direct, Gina Miller. They talk about a radical reframing of the justice system and reflect on campaigning for a better country for all of us.

‘Justice, Disrupted’ is available to listen to on: Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts

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Use the hashtag #JusticeDisrupted to join in the conversation!

CONTENT WARNING:

We advise listener discretion for ‘Justice, Disrupted’. This podcast discusses social justice and will touch on many areas including (but not exclusive to) crime, trauma and abuse – in their various forms. Some listeners may find such content distressing to listen to.

In episode 1, discussion topics with Gina Miller include online bullying, racial abuse and threatening behaviour, specifically against women and children.

If you are affected by anything in ‘Justice, Disrupted’, please take a look at this list of websites you can go to, to seek support and/or guidance:

Childline: A free, confidential helpline that gives practical advice and support to anyone 18 and under with any issue that they are experiencing.

LGBT Youth: Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline: Support services and advice for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse.

One Parent Families Scotland: National voluntary organisation offering advice and support for lone parents and their families.

Rape Crisis Scotland: Free, confidential information and support for girls and women who have experienced sexual abuse in their lives. You can find your local centre at the Rape Crisis Scotland website.

Samaritans:  If you are going through a hard time and need to talk to someone anonymously, you can call the Samaritans. Lines are free to call and open 24 hours a day.

SAMH: Work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.

Scottish Women’s Aid: Information, advice and support to women experiencing domestic abuse. Women’s Aid refuges are all across Scotland. They offer a safe, supportive place for women and their children who are leaving abusive partners.

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre: Free legal advice, representation and advocacy support. They help women in Scotland affected by violence and abuse.

Victim Support Scotland: Supports victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Their service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential.

Please note that views expressed by the guests on the ‘Justice, Disrupted’ podcast are personal to them and are not endorsed by Community Justice Scotland (CJS); either as a non-departmental public body, nor of the employed staff at CJS. By producing this podcast CJS is not advocating or promoting the views of the guests but creating a space for people to speak their truth and views should therefore not be affiliated with those of CJS.

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