Community Safety: In the news
07/03/2011 - Serious organised crime - An extra £1.5 million funding is being made available to law enforcement agencies and the Crown Office to help strengthen their efforts to tackle serious organised crime and strip more cash and assets from gangsters.
17/02/2011 - Crooks' cash to drive rugby success - Cash totalling £3.65 million recovered from the proceeds of crime will be invested in Scottish rugby club activities and facilities over the next three years.
21/01/2011 - Basketball money seized from crooks - More money confiscated from criminals will be used to offer free basketball sessions to youngsters.
23/12/10 - CashBack For Culture - More youngsters across Scotland are to be given the opportunity to get creative thanks to cash confiscated from crooks, under the latest initiative from the CashBack for Communities programme.
05/07/10 - Knife crime initiative rolled out - A campaign to make young people aware of the dangers and consequences of carrying a knife will be rolled out to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Clackmannanshire after a successful pilot.
23/06/10 - Protecting children - Community Safety Minister, Fergus Ewing, today announced a Scottish Government funded campaign to warn families about the dangers of blind cords.
11/05/10 - Making the correct turn at The Junction - £1.6 million of crooks' cash is being invested in a new project that aims to prevent young people on the brink of anti-social behaviour or criminal activity from offending.
31/03/10 - £500,000 for youth groups - The award of £500,000 over two years from the Government's CashBack fund will help Scottish youth organisations 'Be Prepared'.
08/03/10 - Fife kids descend on Murrayfield - Over 50 youngsters take part in Cashback Street Rugby tournament held at Murrayfield.
19/02/10 - Cashback success in Lanarkshire - Justice Secretary teams up with the Proclaimers to see how Cashback for Communities is turning misery to happiness in Lanarkshire.
18/01/10 - Latest knives initiative - Campaign highlights young people's life-changing choice between 'knife or life'.