The aim of this phase of work is to reduce the number of victims of crime in Scotland by 250,000 by 2017-18.
Our work here is organised into four strands: Prevention, People, Partnership and Performance and we are working initially with community planning partners and communities in five places across Scotland to learn from their approaches: Craigmillar Edinburgh), the Gorbals (Glasgow), Hawkhill (Clackmannanshire), HM Young Offenders Institution Polmont and Possilpark (Glasgow).
The Edinburgh neighbourhood was identified because of the place-based work already underway by the Community Planning Partnerships. The Glasgow and Clackmannanshire neighbourhoods were selected because of the community-led activity underway as part of Inspiring Scotland's Link Up initiative in these places. Finally, Polmont was selected because of the importance of reducing reoffending to our phase 1 aim.
We will provide updates on progress with Phase 1 on this page as the work develops.
Each of our programme themes and places has a Board member as its dedicated champion.
As Champions, Board members will support people and activity in their places or on their theme, identify and share learning, and act as a critical friend.
Theme Champions: Prevention: Wendy Wilkinson (Scottish Government) Partnership: Graham Hope (SOLACE) People: Martin Johnstone (Poverty Truth Commission) Performance: Susan McVie (Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research)
Place Champions: Craigmillar: David Hume (Scottish Police Authority) Jackie Brock (Children in Scotland) Gorbals: David Cowan (Scottish Government) Martin Johnstone (Church of Scotland) Possilpark: Gillian Russell (Scottish Government) Rose Fitzpatrick (Police Scotland) South East Alloa: Karyn McCluskey (Violence Reduction Unit)