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Criminal Justice Disability Project Report published
31 July 2018
A Criminal Justice Disability Project (CJDP) was set up by the Justice Board to promote and enable accessibility of service across the criminal justice sector in Scotland for people with disabilities.
The final report of the CJDP is now published by the member organisations and available below. A larger print version is also available for download.
The project considered the recommendations contained within the reports Hidden in Plain Sight, Out in the Open and the Justice Steering Group Report 2009; and how these can be implemented across criminal justice organisations
The CJDP included representatives from:
- Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)
- Law Society of Scotland
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS)
- Scottish Government
- Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB)
- Scottish Prison Service (SPS)
- an advisor from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Upcoming research with recipients of criminal legal assistance
28 September 2021
Independent research commissioned with a sample of people who received criminal legal assistance in the past 16 months.
Website unavailable briefly this weekend for server update
6 September 2021
Our website will be unavailable for a short time on Saturday 11 September 2021 to allow scheduled maintenance by our hosting provider.
SLAB’s Inverness direct services are moving to a new office
1 June 2021
The Highland and Islands Civil Legal Assistance Office and Inverness Public Defenders Solicitors’ Office are relocating to a new shared office today.
Notification of publication of Records Management Plan
19 May 2021
We’ve published our 2021 Records Management Plan under the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011, complying with the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.