The National Strategy for Community Justice identified improved strategic, collaborative planning and delivery of services as a priority. To support its achievement, Community Justice Scotland is leading on the development of a Strategic Commissioning Framework (SCF): a universal process for community justice use at local, national and regional levels. It will take a needs-led, outcomes focussed approach and support system-wide improvements to effective, evidence-based intervention, and to equity of access to services.

This Briefing Paper explains the purpose and timescales of the work, and is intended to support input into its development.

The Strategic Commissioning Framework will be finalised and published online early 2019. Engagement with community justice partners and wider stakeholders is taking place in two phases:
1 Roundtables to define the vision for implementation (to mid-September)
2 Consultation on the draft Strategic Commissioning Framework – online and a small number of workshops (mid-October-mid-November). Please note these dates to inform response planning. Further information to follow.