RMA Publish 2022-23 Business Plan: OLR Research, Online Training, FRAME Review
Today, Monday 4th April, we are pleased to publish our new Business Plan which sets out our priorities for the year.
The RMA is a unique organisation in the UK. Our team are from a mix of backgrounds including psychology, social work and law, and we’re here to support justice partners in Scotland. Our work focusses on protecting the public by reducing the risk of serious harm posed by violent and sexual offending. Today, Monday 4th April, we are pleased to publish our new Business Plan which sets out our priorities for the year.
As a national authority of risk assessment and risk management, we contribute to ensuring decisions in the Scottish justice system are defensible and appropriate. A key piece of work we’ll begin in 2022-23 is a review of the operation of the Order for Lifelong Restriction (OLR) sentence. This is a significant piece of research to identify if there are areas for change and improvement.
Understanding the complex needs within the OLR population is another area of focus for the RMA. This year we’ll publish a series of research papers looking at the behaviour of individuals who have been sentenced to an OLR. The research will help identify areas where practice can better support the implementation of the sentence, including areas such as victim safety planning. To stay up-to-date with developments and publication of this research make sure you subscribe to the RMA Enewsletter.
A centre of excellence in risk assessment and management, we provide independent practical advice and training, and advocate for evidence-based ethical risk assessment and management. This year, along with continuing to deliver current training, we’ll begin to develop new online resources to address the demand for RMA training from justice agencies in Scotland.