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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.

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.

NSPCC (grooming): Advice and support if you suspect your child is being groomed online

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.

Sex Addicts Anonymous: Finding recovery and freedom from addictive sexual behaviour

Victim Support (Grooming): Advice and support for young people who are being or have been groomed online

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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