• For organisations working with women in or vulnerable to involvement in prostitution:

    The principles and guidance contained in this edition have been developed to address the impact of involvement in prostitution on women, irrespective of the setting. The information contained in this resource is based on the principle that involvement in prostitution is harmful to women in and of itself. Harm is the result of the adverse impact of emotional, physical, financial and sexual abuse on women involved in prostitution combined with the impact of engagement in the repeated, unwanted sex and sexualised activity demanded by men who exploit women through prostitution.

  • Being a witness going to court

    This booklet is for adult witnesses who may be called to give evidence in a court case.

  • being a witness use of special measures

    A booklet for adult witnesses in criminal and children’s hearing court proceedings.

  • Community Payback Order Report 2011/12

    This is the CPO Annual Report for the Partnership covering the year 2011/12 and fulfils the requirements of Argyll and Bute Council, East Dunbartonshire Council and West Dunbartonshire Council under the above Act.

  • Working with Women Offenders returning to the Community

    Focus Group Research Report This document provides a summary of focus group research carried out with 3 groups of women offenders within prison and community settings. It explores women’s perceptions of offending, the violence they experience and their engagement with supports. Women’s views provide insight on how services could better meet their needs to support them to change their lives and desist from offending

  • North Strathclyde Criminal Justice Area Plan 2014/17

    As Convener of the North Strathclyde Community Justice Authority I am pleased to welcome you to our fourth Area Plan to Reduce Re-offending covering the 3 year period from April 2014 – March 2017. The plan sets out how the CJA will take forward the duties laid out in the Management of Offenders etc (Scotland) Act 2005, and our commitment to the Scottish Government’s Strategic Objectives and National Outcomes.

  • Responding to Violence Against Women Supporting survivors and managing risks: A Good Practice Guide

    This guidance is for managers and practitioners working in all statutory and third sector agencies, services and organisations in West Dunbartonshire who provide support or other services to women who have experienced gender-based violence. It will support practitioners’ understanding of the nature, extent and impact of of violence against women (VAW). Drawing on evidence from international research and examples of good practice, the guidance will outline the principles of safe, trauma-informed practice for working with victims and survivors of VAW; illustrate how risk can be assessed and managed and outline how to undertake safety planning. The Guidance will also explain the importance of maintaining a focus on the abuser’s on-going pattern of abuse when undertaking work with perpetrators and survivors. The Guidance aims to enable consistent and effective responses to women who have been subjected to gender based violence and to allow agencies to work together to provide effective coordinated risk management and support to enable women’s long term recovery from its impact.