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National Strategy for Community Justice

Published: 24 Nov 2016
Part of:
Communities and third sector, Law and order
ISBN:
9781786526168

This strategy provides a shared vision to help partners and communities work together effectively to improve community justice outcomes.

56 page PDF

3.3MB

56 page PDF

3.3MB

Contents
National Strategy for Community Justice
Footnotes

56 page PDF

3.3MB

Footnotes

1 This strategy relates primarily to adults. For children and young people, see the Youth Justice Strategy for Scotland http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/06/2244

2 As provided in the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016.

3 The Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 does not require statutory partners to carry out their duties in a way that would conflict with existing statutory duties. For example, the role of Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service is carried out to the extent that it does not conflict with its role of supporting the courts, or influence sentencing decisions. Similarly, it is fundamental to the prosecution of crime in Scotland that decisions are taken independently by the Lord Advocate, and through his authority, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

4 http://www.gov.scot/Topics/People/engage

5 The National Standards for Community Engagement sets out best practice for engagement between communities and public agencies.

6 Written evidence to the Scottish Parliament: Local Government and Regeneration ( LGR) Committee, 2014, during the stage one scrutiny of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.

7 What Works to Reduce Reoffending http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0038/00385880.pdf

8 Also referred to as 'secondary prevention'.

9 As laid out in the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

10 Scottish Government (2015) The Report of the Ministerial Group on Offender Reintegration http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/09/9142

11 Scottish Government (2016) Housing and Reoffending: Supporting People who Serve Short-term sentences. Reid Howie Associates http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/01/5676

12 Scottish Government (2016) Community Payback Order: Summary of Local Authority Annual Reports 2014-15 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/02/6307

13 NHS Confederation (November 2012) Health and wellbeing boards and criminal justice system agencies: building effective engagement - http://www.nhsconfed.org/~/media/Confederation/Files/Publications/Documents/criminal-justice-system-agencies.pdf

14 More details of the strong correlation between imprisonment rates and area deprivation can be found in the 2005 report by Roger Houchin, Social Exclusion and Imprisonment in Scotland http://www.scotpho.org.uk/downloads/SocialExclusionandImprisonmentinScotland.pdf

15 Scottish Government (2015) Scottish Welfare Fund: Briefing note for Prisons www.gov.scot/Resource/0041/00417258.doc

16 Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (2013) The use and impact of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

17 Evaluation of the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund (2015) http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/02/9184

18 What Works to Reduce Reoffending http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0038/00385880.pdf

19 Reconviction Rates in Scotland: 2013-14 Offender Cohort (2016) http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/05/2243

20 Scotland's Choice: Report of the Scottish Prison Commission (2008) http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/06/30162955/0

21 What Works to Reduce Reoffending: A Summary of the Evidence) (2015)

22 Community Payback Order Scottish Government Summary of Local Authority Annual Reports 2014-15 http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0049/00493646.pdf

23 Scottish Government (2010) Process Evaluation of the DTTO II Pilots http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/310418/0097967.pdf

24 What Works to Reduce Reoffending: A Summary of the Evidence (2015)

25 IBID

26 Evaluation of sixteen women's community justice services in Scotland (2015) http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00484422.pdf

27 Further details on planning and reporting, including timelines, is given in the Guidance on the new model for Community Justice.


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