CREATING A SAFER SCOTLAND

Community Justice Scotland works to change the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world.

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SCOTLAND'S CRIME STATISTICS

Community Justice Scotland plays a central role in the continual improvement of Scotland’s justice system. We provide advice to Ministers and local government leaders to strengthen how public services, third sector and other partners work together to prevent and reduce further offending.

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12,220

12,220 people were sentenced to prison in Scotland between April 2018 and March 2019. Source: Criminal Proceedings in Scotland 2018-19, Table 7a and Table 10a
49% of people released from a custodial sentence of 12 months or less are reconvicted within a year Source: Reconviction rates – offender cohort 2017 to 2018, Table 10b
69% of Community Payback Orders were successfully completed between April 2019 and March 2020 Source: Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics: 2019 to 2020, Table 2

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Youth offending and community justice – evidence paper

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Literature review: The impact of COVID-19 on the justice voluntary sector

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SMART JUSTICE IN ACTION

Evidence and innovation can change lives for the better. Read about some of the incredible work going on across Scotland.

SECOND CHANCERS

SECOND CHANCERS

No one wakes up and decides to be a criminal

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JUSTICE MAP JOURNEYS

JUSTICE MAP JOURNEYS

This isn’t just another number in the system

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