1 This strategy relates primarily to adults. For children and young people, see the Youth Justice Strategy for Scotland /publications/preventing-offending-getting-right-children-young-people
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.
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) /publications/reconviction-rates-scotland-2013-14-offender-cohort
20 Scotland's Choice: Report of the Scottish Prison Commission (2008) http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2008/06/30162955/0
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
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.