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S5W-23155: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 15 May 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what action it has taken to divert individuals from serious organised crime in (a) schools, (b) communities and (c) prisons since June 2015; how it has evaluated this activity’s effectiveness, and what the result of this evaluation was.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 29 May 2019

The Scottish Government and its partners on the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce have supported a wide range of activities in schools, communities and prisons since June 2015. These activities include The Slide education resource about a young person's involvement with drugs and the Team Building and Leadership course for young offenders at HMYOI Polmont which encourages participants to reflect on their behaviours and attitudes. These activities are delivered by partners and overseen by the Divert subgroup whose chair reports on progress to the Taskforce.