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.

      Follow us

      🗓 Only 1 week to go!!

      Scotland's biggest change in #domesticabuse legislation will come into effect allowing @policescotland to report not only acts of violence but the WHOLE circumstance of an abusive relationship!

      Are you ready?
      Is your organisation ready?

      See below.....

      All SASO events are open to members and non-members alike. Please commend these events to your peers and colleagues and circulate within your networks.

      Full details of all SASO events and activities available on our website at

      Please RT: 🗣️The ESRC and the Futures of Criminological Research: A BSC/CCJ Symposium will take place on Fri 5 April in Edinburgh, organised by @BritSocCrim, Criminology & Criminal Justice,@UoELawSchool It's free to attend, register here 👉


      In 2017-18, 12 Orders for Lifelong Restriction were issued by Scottish 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.

      Our publications

      Password Reset
      Please enter your e-mail address. You will receive a new password via e-mail.