Lesley Weber Appointed to Scottish Sentencing Council
We are pleased to announce Lesley Weber has been appointed to the Scottish Sentencing Council as Victims Expert member.
Lesley, a qualified social worker, joined the RMA in September 2020 as our Head of Effective Practice, having spent the last 13 years in London specialising in domestic abuse, the wider violence against women and girls (VAWG) agenda, and public protection. Lesley has brought her wealth of experience to her role at RMA, where her work focuses on advancing evidence-based effective and ethical practice. We are thrilled to announce that in January 2020, Scottish Ministers, in consultation with the Lord Justice General, appointed Lesley as the new Victims Expert member of the Scottish Sentencing Council.
At RMA, Lesley leads the newly established Effective Practice team. The team monitor proposed changes to legislation and procedure, assessing impact, and making recommendations to the Scottish Government and, where appropriate, other agencies. Amongst other things, the team also initiate external policy review, draft policies, and make recommendations for reform, while contributing to the development and amendment of internal policies.