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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      Book now for our Annual Lecture, delivered by Nick Hardwick: HARD CASES – How should we manage prisoners whose offences and behaviour we abhor?

      Important thread. Very welcome news that reconviction rates are falling, now at their lowest in almost 20years.

      Stats also show those released from a short sentence of 12months or less are *twice* as likely to re-offend than those subject to a Community Payback Order.

      Join more than 200 delegates already booked onto the NOTA International Conference 2018 in Glasgow from 19th to 21st September! #NOTA18


      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.

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