A senior prosecutor is to launch her new book on the experience of domestic abuse victims with the criminal justice system at an event to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Dr Emma Forbes, currently a member of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry Review Team, will hold her launch event in Parliament Hall on Thursday 10 March from 5.30-6.30pm, with keynote addresses from Lord Justice Clerk Lady Dorrian, and Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain QC. The event will be an opportunity to see the stained glass art installation GlassWalls, a collaborative community art project to raise awareness of domestic abuse (www.glasswallsart.com).  

All proceeds from the book, Victims’ Experiences of the Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Abuse: Beyond Glass Walls, will go to the Daisy Project, a support agency for victims of domestic abuse in Castlemilk.  

An Eventbrite page has opened for those wishing to register for the event, which will be attended by representatives from the judiciary, the criminal and civil bar, COPFS, Police Scotland, academia and the third sector. 

Dr Forbes commented: “After so many months of MS Teams and Zoom meetings, I am keen to create a collegiate opportunity to meet and socialise as well as raise awareness about the ongoing barriers to justice for victims of intimate partner abuse.”