You may find the following links to organisations involved in criminal justice useful:
A specialist organisation working with people with criminal convictions or at risk of committing offences, to reduce re-offending, promote desistance, tackle deprivation and make communities safer.
An organisation developing, supporting and understanding youth justice practice, policy and research in Scotland; supporting those who work with children and young people who offend or who are at risk of offending.
Support for mothers and fathers at risk of imprisonment, pre and post release from prison, and their families in the community.
The national agency responsible for promoting world-leading standards of community justice across Scotland.
A collaboration of voluntary sector organisations working in criminal justice in Scotland.
An independent national charity in Scotland, offering support and information to families affected by imprisonment.
Holds statutory responsibility for the regular inspection and monitoring of prison conditions and the treatment of prisoners.
Our friends in England and Wales, working for less crime, safer communities and fewer people in prison.
A network of civil society organisations who work together to protect and promote a human rights based society in Scotland.
A youth support charity which transforms the lives of thousands of young people, by building trusting relationships and gradually changing the way they look at their own lives and their behaviour patterns.
Ireland's leading non governmental organisation campaigning for rights in the penal system and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy.
The independent tribunal non-departmental public body with responsibility for parole decisions in Scotland.
The national organisation responsible for coordinating all policing in Scotland, with its purpose is to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland.
An independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system.
A community justice organisation providing a wide range of services, including conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, and support for prisoners on release in Scotland.
A forum for all professional groups and individuals concerned with the issues raised by offending in Scotland, providing an opportunity for an exchange of views by its members, enabling them to explain their own problems and to appreciate the problems of others engaged in related fields.
The national forum for officers who are responsible for the strategic development of community safety at both local and national level, in the private, public and voluntary sector.
A national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland.
An independent public body working on legal, policy and practical issues that affect people's human rights in Scotland.
A research and advocacy collective on Scottish imprisonment, comprising researchers at all stage of career and many with long-term, personal experience of imprisonment.
The agency of the Scottish Government responsible for the delivery of custodial and rehabilitation services across 13 publicly-funded and 2 privately-funded prisons in Scotland.
The independent public body which is responsible for the administration of the courts and tribunals of Scotland.
The cross-party Parliamentary Committee responsible for considering and reporting on matters within the responsibility of the Cabinet Secretary for Justice.
The cross-party Parliamentary Committee responsible for considering and reporting on matters relating to equal opportunities; human rights; and the prevention, elimination and regulation of discrimination in Scotland.
A social enterprise focused on building better lives, better communities and stronger businesses. Offers community justice services which provide mentoring and guidance to people serving short-term sentences, supporting their transition from prison back to the community and reducing their chances of reoffending.
A charity offering intensive personal development for people, at any stage in their life, struggling with issues such as long term unemployment, recovery from addiction, homelessness, isolation, involvement in the criminal justice system in Scotland, and a history of trauma or harm.