We are making improvements to the way services for people who have offended are planned, managed and delivered. The Scottish Government is currently working with stakeholders to develop and roll out a new model for community justice in Scotland from April 2017.
Key changes include:
- Establishing local strategic planning, delivery and accountability for community justice services;
- Placing duties on a defined set of statutory community justice partners to engage in local strategic planning and delivery and to be accountable;
- Creating a new body, Community Justice Scotland, to provide leadership for the sector; enhanced opportunities for innovation, learning and development; improvement support where required; and independent professional assurance to Scottish Ministers on the collective achievement of community justice outcomes across Scotland;
- Establishing a national strategy to provide this coherent vision for community justice in Scotland to facilitate and drive improvement. This strategy will enable stakeholders to collaboratively address priority areas through a joint approach to delivery that is both outcomes-focused and evidence-based.
- A focus on collaboration, including the opportunity to commission, manage or deliver services nationally where appropriate.
For more information please visit our website.
We would like to hear from you!
We have now produced our first draft Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan for Aberdeenshire and would like to hear your thoughts about this. If you would like to provide feedback on the draft plan, or any other issues related to Community Justice, please complete the form below. Many thanks in advance!