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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      The RMA’s Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19 are now available to download. Read all about our activities over the past twelve months to promote effective practice and enhance risk assessment and management throughout Scotland

      Video to help rape victims negotiate Scots justice system launched

      Thanks to @rapecrisisscot for hosting this morning's Survivor Reference Group meeting with Cabinet Secretary @HumzaYousaf and the Lord Advocate and to everyone who came and shared their experiences. A valuable session looking at the justice system.


      In 2018-19, 16 Orders for Lifelong Restriction were imposed by Scottish High Court 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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