Transforming Parole in Scotland

Closed 27 Mar 2019

Opened 19 Dec 2018

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The aim of this consultation is to seek your views on further reforms we are considering making to our justice system to improve the experience of victims in the parole process, increase openness and transparency of the Parole Board for Scotland and ensure the independence of the Parole Board is maintained.

Why your views matter

We wish to make further improvements to the parole process and the way the Parole Board operates. In particular, this consultation seeks views on how we can give victims a stronger voice in the parole process, how we can better support the Parole Board’s decision-making and how to make the Parole Board as open and transparent as possible. The consultation also seeks views on improvements to practical arrangements that will help to further augment the Parole Board’s independence, including seeking views on the option of transferring the Parole Board to the Scottish Tribunals (as established by the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014).

Read the consultation paper.


  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Law and Order
  • Public Safety and Emergencies