Setting the standard for risk practice to reduce reoffending and the harm that it causes.

      Develop, deliver and evaluating evidence-based, effective and ethical risk practice

      Make Scotland safer

      What we do

      We promote effective practice by working closely with partners across the justice system in Scotland; drawing evidence from national and international research and development programmes to advance a shared approach to ethical, evidence based risk assessment and management.

      Our team

      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 those who work within the field of 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.

      Framework for Risk Assessment Management and Evaluation (FRAME)

      The Framework for Risk Assessment, Management and Evaluation (FRAME) outlines the policy approach to risk assessment and management in Scotland. It outlines the agreed values, guiding principles, and standards that should underpin the work of justice agencies who are involved in the assessment and management of risk posed by those who are involved in offending behaviour.

      Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (RATED)

      The Risk Assessment Tools Evaluation Directory (RATED) contains evaluation of the evidence for seventy-four risk assessment tools. The tools are designed to assess various types of offending from intimate partner violence, stalking, internet offending and other sexual offences, in addition to those intended to measure violence and general risk of offending. Three categories of tools are intended to assess the risk of youth offending; and there is also a category dedicated to ‘responsivity issues,’ encompassing tools intended for personality, neurodevelopmental and other mental disorders.

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      Did you know that research is one of our core functions including, but not limited to, the OLR? Follow my Development colleagues to find out more: @GTayRMA, @RachelWebbRMA, @KatieBarrRMA and @RebeccaW_RMA

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      While we can’t meet in person due to #COVID-19 it was great to see the @RMAScotland Team at our Staff Meeting yesterday. Great to discuss progress across teams to promote effective practice in Scotland #RMAScot

      We are SO excited to be launching our brand new podcast today🥳

      First up we take a look at the Not Proven verdict and the campaign to remove it, with special guest @VMunro_Law ⚖️

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