10 Turning Ambition into Action: The Implementation Plan
The Strategy sets out the core improvement actions under each priority. Some will require a great deal of joint-working to take forward, while others may be achievable as quick wins by particular partners.
The ambitious actions set out in this strategy will only be possible to achieve through the collaborative working of the statutory and non-statutory community justice partners.
An Implementation Group for the National Strategy for Community Justice, comprising of representatives from the community justice partners and supported by the Community Justice Division, will develop and take forward an Implementation Plan in collaboration with stakeholders, including Community Justice Scotland.
The Implementation Plan will set out:
- Who - Ownership/leadership of each of the actions listed in the strategy.
- When - Timescales for action.
- How - What approach the relevant partner(s) will utilise to achieve the action.
- Resourcing - Identification of resources, where they are required to deliver actions, and an indication of how the resource will either be provided or sought.
The Strategy sets out the core improvement actions under each priority. Some will require a great deal of joint-working to take forward, while others may be achievable as quick wins by particular partners. Over time new issues may arise that impact on the achievement of the community justice vision and the Implementation Group will play a role in identifying these and taking forward actions to address them.
The role of the Scottish Government
The Scottish Government also plays an important part in community justice and will help drive the strategy's implementation. It provides funding to a range of vital community justice organisations and services, produces guidance to help make clear partners' roles, and develops policy to improve community justice outcomes. The Scottish Government is the sponsor body for Community Justice Scotland and will be the conduit between the Implementation Group and Scottish Ministers.
Community justice in Scotland takes place within a complex and inter-related landscape. There are a number of cross cutting areas that influence and are influenced by community justice matters such as policies relating to youth justice, victims of crime, alcohol, drugs, mental health and safer communities.
Scottish Government officials will ensure that the National Strategy for Community Justice Implementation Group is mindful of the complicated landscape of interconnected strategies and policy developments to ensure that we capitalise upon these links to create effective and joined-up policy making.
In addition to this range of activities, the Scottish Government will work with Community Justice Scotland and partners to explore the costs and benefits of taking a person-centred, practice model and if appropriate, develop and implement that approach with partners.