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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      thanks to all who shared this, just a wee reminder the closing date is this sunday so plenty time to get involved ☺ We're looking forward to welcoming new faces at the RMA soon!

      Enjoying delivering the Police Practice Course with the formulation geek that is @GTayRMA. #formulationismyworld

      Exciting opportunity for researchers interested in developing our research strategy, including OLR research and much, much more. You get to work with this talented bunch and our partners across Scotland. Vacancies available at


      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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