Scottish Association for the Study of Offending

SASO Annual General Meeting 2014

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of SASO will be held on Friday 14th November 2014 at 5.00 pm in the Strathyre Suite, Dunblane Hydro Hotel, Dunblane.

A copy of the agenda, together with a proposal to increase membership subscriptions is available here.

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Thursday 8 May 2014 - Assembly Hall, Police Scotland, 173 Pitt Street, Glasgow

1300 hrs - 1900 hrs

In the Chair:  The Rt Hon the Lord Hope of Craighead KT

Guest Speakers:  Dr Helen Minnis, Senior Lecturer in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow;  Sue Berelowitz; Deputy Children's Commissioner & Chief Executive, Office of the Children's Commissioner, London;  Lars Wallinder, Ministry of Justice, Sweden;  Malcolm Schaffer, Scottish Children's Reporter Administration;  Professor Lesley McAra, Chair of Penology, Head of Law School, University of Edinburgh.

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Children: Offending & Offended Against - 8 May 2014

SASO Glasgow Branch Conference - 8 May 2014

Assembly Hall, Police Scotland, 173 Pitt Street, Glasgow

1.00 pm - 7.00 pm

In the Chair:  The Rt Hon the Lord Hope of Craighead, KT

Guest Speakers:  Sir Harry Burns;  Sue Berelowitz;  Lars Wallinder;  Malcolm Shaffer; Professor Lesley McAra

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Places limited.  Registration essential.  Download a registration form here.

3 April 2014 - The Connections Programme for Women Offenders

SASO Aberdeen Branch Seminar - Thursday 3 April 2014

"The Connections Programme for Women Offenders" 

Guest Speaker:  Lesley Simpson, Service Manager, Aberdeen City Criminal Justice Social Work

5.45 pm in Room N204, Riverside East Building, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee, Aberdeen

This is an open meeting.  All welcome.  Free car parking.

Breaking the cycle: taking an evidence- based approach to reducing reoffending - 4 March 2014

SASO Edinburgh Branch Seminar - Tuesday 4th March 2014

Guest speaker:  Christine Scullion, Head of Development, The Robertson Trust
5.30 pm  Edinburgh Sheriff Court

The Robertson Trust is Scotland’s largest independent grant making Trust and every year it funds a wide range of third sector organisations across the country. One of the Trust’s key development areas is criminal justice and it currently funds and evaluates a wide range of charitable projects that work with offenders both during their time in prison and after they are released into the community.

Christine Scullion will discuss The Robertson Trust’s journey over the last 10 years as it has moved towards becoming an evidence- based funder. She will share the key learning from the Trust’s long term investment in projects that aim to reduce re-offending and discuss how working with the Scottish Government in initiatives such as the Reducing Re-offending Change Fund has helped to inform how The Robertson Trust will fund and evaluate criminal justice projects going forward.

This is an open meeting.  All welcome.

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