ROSE MCCONNACHIE

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ROSE’S ROLE Rose is the Policy Development Lead. The role works with the Scottish Government, statutory and third sector organisations in realising the Community Justice National Strategy. Rose leads on the development of Community Justice policy BACKGROUND Rose previously worked for the Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum on community justice matters which included preparing the…

JAMES BLAIR

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JAMES’ ROLE James is the Policy Development Lead. The role works with the Scottish Government, statutory and third sector organisations in realising the Community Justice National Strategy. James leads on the development of Community Justice policy BACKGROUND James was previously the Policy Lead at ILF Scotland, Self-direct Support Scotland, Scottish Police Service and as an…

LAURA HOSKINS

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LAURA’S ROLE Laura is Community Justice Scotland’s Head of Policy, having previously worked as a Policy Manager at COSLA since 2011. BACKGROUND Laura has worked in various policy and delivery roles in local government in Scotland and England, as well as heading up a multi-agency regional partnership office in Brussels. She was also Development Manager…

TRACY JOHNSTONE

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TRACY’S ROLE Tracy is a Learning Development and Innovation Lead, tasked with driving learning through innovation. Tracy focuses on the design and delivery of world-class training and professional development in collaboration with justice sector partners and the wider Scottish workforce. BACKGROUND Tracy worked for Children and Families Social Work for ten years in a number…

JAMES BLACK

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JAMES’ ROLE James is a Learning Development and Innovation Lead, tasked with driving learning through innovation. James focuses on the design and delivery of world-class training and professional development in collaboration with justice sector partners and the wider Scottish workforce. BACKGROUND James joined the team after several years of working as one of the Training…

GAEL COCHRANE

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GAEL’S ROLE Gael is a Learning Development and Innovation Lead, tasked with driving learning through innovation. Gael focuses on the design and delivery of world-class training and professional development in collaboration with justice sector partners and the wider Scottish workforce. BACKGROUND Gael has had a varied career in the third and public sector since volunteering…

PETER SMITH

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PETER’S ROLE Peter is a Learning Development and Innovation Lead, tasked with driving learning through innovation. Peter focuses on the design and delivery of world-class training and professional development in collaboration with justice sector partners and the wider Scottish workforce. He has a particular interest in the use of online learning to provide access to…

DAVID SCOTT

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DAVID’S ROLE David is tasked with developing Community Justice Scotland’s strategy for Learning and Development across Scotland. His role is also to identify examples of best practice nationally and internationally in the field of community justice and to share these with our partners across Scotland. BACKGROUND David has enjoyed a wide and varied career within…

EMMA HEFFERNAN

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EMMA’S ROLE Emma currently helps set-up the processes for research in the organisation. She is part of the Improvement Team and looks at areas such as Diversion from Prosecution, the Presumption Against Short Term Sentences and the Justice Outcomes Star. BACKGROUND Emma worked with the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) from 2011 until she moved to…

SAMANTHA WHIPP

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SAMANTHA’S ROLE Samantha has a strong background in information analysis and is part of Community Justice Scotland’s team responsible for reviewing local community justice plans and performance data and providing feedback and support to local authorities and justice partners to help improve community justice outcomes. BACKGROUND With a BSc in Psychology, Samantha has a particular…