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Criminal Justice Committee

Meeting Minutes

32nd Meeting, 2022

  • Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Session: 6
  • Location: T4.60-CR6 The Livingstone Room
  • Meeting opened at: 09:30
  • Meeting closed at: 12:58
  • Published: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 04:57pm

1 Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill:

The Committee took evidence on the Bill at Stage 1 from—

Tracey McFall, Member of Executive Committee, Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum;

Lynne Thornhill, Director of Justice Services, Sacro;

Charlie Martin, Stakeholder and Policy Lead, The Wise Group;

and then from—

Rhoda MacLeod, Head of Adult Services (Sexual Health, Police Custody & Prison Healthcare), Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership;

Sandra Cheyne, National CIAG Policy & Professional Practice Lead, Skills Development Scotland;

Gillian Booth, Justice Service Manager, South Lanarkshire Council;

and then from—

Keith Gardner, CJS Specialist Adviser, Community Justice Scotland;

Suzanne McGuinness, Executive Director of Social Work, Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland;

Sharon Stirrat, Justice Social Work Policy and Practice Lead, Social Work Scotland.

Fulton MacGregor indicated that he is a former criminal justice social worker and that he is registered with the Scottish Social Services Council.

2 Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 1.

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