Scottish Association for the Study of Offenders (SASO)

Michelle Miller, Chief Social Work Officer for the City of Edinburgh and Fergus McNeil, Professor of Criminology and Social Work at Glasgow Universitywill be debating the proposed changes in Criminal Justice Services across Scotland at the upcoming SASO branch debate. Details of the meeting can be found here: EdinBranchflierforfeb13.Three options have been mooted within the Scottish Government’s consultation paper:

  • Option A: Enhanced Community Justice Authority (CJA) model, where changes are made to CJA membership and functions.
  • Option B: Local authority model, where local authorities assume responsibility for the strategic planning, design and delivery of offender services in the community.
  • Option C: Single service model, where a new national social work-led service for community justice (separate to and sitting alongside the Scottish Prison Service (SPS)) is established.

This is an opportunity to participate in debate on an important consultation. The ELPF will be formulating a practitioner response to the consultation and your views are valued – please get in touch via Contact Us or localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk. The topic is on our agenda for the February 18 meeting.

Ciara

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