Karyn leads the Community Justice Scotland team and has overall responsibility for raising awareness of the value that community justice brings to individuals and communities. Her aim is to provide leadership in a highly complex sector that covers multiple professional and organisational operating environments. She also ensures that our team supports and challenges our partners by promoting new ways of working that can improve service delivery and create better outcomes for individuals and society.
Karyn trained as a nurse, and then in psychology. She spent 21 years working with the police and helped establish the Violence Reduction Unit in 2003 with a Public Health approach to preventing violence. She is a member of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance and also helped set up the Medics Against Violence charity in Scotland, which speak to school children about violence reduction, injury and keeping safe.
She has also previously developed a plan to tackle violence for the Metropolitan Police and has published work on Armed Robbery teams, Alcohol and Violence Interventions in a clinical setting and Violence Reduction. In addition, Karyn is a Non-Executive Director at Scottish Professional Football League and a board member of Simon Community Scotland and the Centre for Justice Innovation.
A WEEK FROM KARYN MCCLUSKEY’S DIARY
THE SCOTSMAN COLUMN:
04 May 2021 — AN NHS WORKER SAVED A LIFE IN AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY THAT I CANNOT TELL
THE SCOTSMAN ARCHIVE:
19 April 2021 — COMMUNITY COMPASSION CAN HELP US RECOVER FROM TRAUMA
06 Apr 2021 — HELPING THOSE WALKING THE PATH OF RECOVERY
22 Mar 2021 — SCOTLAND’S VICTORIAN PRISONS NEED TO BE REPLACED. BUT CAN WE BUILD A BETTER SYSTEM?
08 Mar 2021 — FORGIVENESS IS KEY TO A BETTER, FAIRER FUTURE
22 Feb 2021 — WE CAN’T GO BACK TO THE WAY THINGS WERE
08 Feb 2021 — SCOTLAND NEEDS TO LIVE UP TO THE ‘PROMISE’ TO STOP LOCKING UP CHILDREN
25 Jan 2021 — COVID LOCKDOWN SHOULD HELP US UNDERSTAND JUST HOW DEVASTATING A PUNISHMENT LOSS OF LIBERTY REALLY IS