Welcome to Community Justice Scotland’s first draft annual report on community justice outcomes across Scotland.
In this report (which is required by the Community Justice (S) Act 2016) we have tried to reflect the energy and innovation by partners throughout Scotland, and all of the collective efforts, to make the new model of community justice a success and improve outcomes for those impacted on by the criminal justice system.
Not only does the Act require both the report and current consultation, it also mandates the nature of the content of the report.
We recognise that the document is lengthy and detailed, but we are required to specifically comment on particular aspects such as the national outcomes and the OPI Framework indictors.
While there are a number of recommendations in this report (as would be expected after the first year of implementation) that include some key issues such as strategic needs assessments, local strategic commissioning & planning, etc., we were keen to shine a spotlight on how people have been supported to change and move on through the committed actions of a rich diversity of people in the workforce in Scotland.
It is important to remember the hard work by all agencies and individuals who, on a daily basis, strive to improve the lives of people who have had contact with the criminal justice system.
Please take time to reflect on both the challenges and achievements highlighted in this draft report and, if you feel you have a contribution to make, we would love to hear your views on it either by attending our engagement event or by contacting us directly. Please submit any comments or thoughts by 8th February 2019