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

      Senior management positions

      The RMA are currently seeking to appoint:

      • Chief Executive & Accountable Officer
      • Head of Risk Practice

      Join the team and lead the way in delivering the RMA’s range of services and duties to promote effective practice.

      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 published plans to extend the presumption against short prison sentences to 12 months -

      Reducing use of ineffective short prison terms supports our focus on prevention and rehabilitation to keep crime down and communities safe.


      Watch “A Review of the Risk Posed by Internet Offenders - Literature Review - RMA - May 2019” on #Vimeo

      Workshop on what research means for practice #notaconference


      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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