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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      We have 2 empty seats at the RMA that we’re looking to fill @RMA_AyeMac needs people to talk to about research and statistics! If you’re a talented researcher with an interest in risk practice…this could be the role for you!

      Myself and @danjohnso conducted research examining trauma exposure, PTSD symptoms and aggression. You can read about it in the Autumn edition of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care @CELCIStweets

      Thank you @HumzaYousaf for discussing evidence based policy and practice today with @mark_mcsherry Look forward to continuing our discussions on the OLR, public protection and our new priorities


      The RMA has delivered 27 Fundamentals of Risk Practice training courses to 568 justice social workers

      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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