The Risk Management Authority's purpose is to make Scotland safer by setting the standard for risk practice to reduce reoffending and the harm that it causes

      Our duties focus on protecting the public by ensuring that robust risk assessment and risk management practices are in place to reduce the risk of serious harm posed by violent and sexual offenders

      working towards a safer Scotland

      What we do

      The RMA works closely with partner agencies to develop and promote risk assessment and management practices that are proportionate, meaningful and legitimate. And by supporting the practitioners who work within the field of criminal justice, helping them to carry out their work effectively and consistently, we contribute to our wider purpose of reducing reoffending and the harm that it causes.

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      Please RT: 🗣️The ESRC and the Futures of Criminological Research: A BSC/CCJ Symposium will take place on Fri 5 April in Edinburgh, organised by @BritSocCrim, Criminology & Criminal Justice,@UoELawSchool It's free to attend, register here 👉

      We are looking forward to tomorrow's 'Delivering Effective Justice in Scotland Conference' in Edinburgh. Some of the day's speakers can be seen in the included image. For the full agenda, visit:


      In 2017-18, 12 Orders for Lifelong Restriction were issued by Scottish Judges

      How we work

      We carry out our functions to promote effective practice through working closely with partners across the criminal justice system in Scotland; drawing evidence from national and international research and development programmes to advance a shared framework approach.

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