Violence reduction drive extended to Edinburgh

Michael Matheson said, if successful, it would be extended to other Scottish hospitals. Picture: Michael Gillen
Michael Matheson said, if successful, it would be extended to other Scottish hospitals. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Thousands of pounds is to be injected into a successful violence reduction project to make its services available in Edinburgh.

The Navigator project, which already operates at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, helps victims and perpetrators of violence make the changes they need to improve their lives. Funding of £70,000 has been granted to enable the service to be offered at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “This successful programme will be 
extended to another major Scottish hospital, meaning this unique and tailored approach will be offered to even more people.”