Using this Archive template Age of Criminal Responsibility – Consultation Response

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Community Justice Scotland (CJS) welcomes the Age of Criminal Responsibility (ACR) Bill. We believe any measures which decriminalise our response to children and young people’s negative behaviours, is a positive move. The raising of the ACR is long overdue in Scotland and has unintentionally contributed to intergenerational issues for society by criminalising the most vulnerable…

Using this Archive template Fact-finding in Finland: a search for Smart Justice

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By Laura Hoskins       It started with a tweet. Our Chief Executive saw a tweet from @cisweb – Children In Scotland – about their proposed study visit to Helsinki in April. Finland is often held up to be a country that Scotland aspires to. We already share some features: a similar population –…

Using this Archive template Work for us – Business Support Officer and LDI Officer

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Two new and exciting positions are available within the Community Justice Scotland team: Business Support Officer Permanent Salary £20,406 You will be part of the Business Support Team consisting of a Business Manager,  Business Team Leader and this role of Business Support Officer.  Within the role you will report to the Business Team Leader.  The…

Using this Archive template Work for us – Commissioning Framework Lead

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  Commissioning Framework Lead 6 months fixed term appointment with the possibility of extension Salary £46,889 – £55,828 Overview Community Justice Scotland (CJS) is the national body for community justice in Scotland.  Launched on 1st April 2017 by the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016, it aims to create a more robust and effective community justice…

Using this Archive template Rewriting Scotland’s Story

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By Mairi Clare Rodgers     If you were at the Citizens Theatre on Friday 9 March, you might have been a bit startled when you were handed a program with this emblazoned across the front. Especially as what you were attending was organised by Community Justice Scotland. So how did we get here? Six months…

Using this Archive template Let’s talk about debt – Kim McGuigan

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“Burying your head in the sand does not make you invisible, it only leads to suffocation” Wayne Gerard Trotman Debt is a word I’ve always known. From as young as I can remember, I used to be sent to the door to tell the Provie wuman (provident loans) or Shopacheck or whoever my mum didn’t…

Using this Archive template CJS respond to new Criminal Justice Social Work Figures

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In response to the Criminal Justice Social Work figures 2016-17, released today, Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland, said: “There is great practice happening all across Scotland but we need to recognise it, evaluate it and scale it up. We are dealing with complicated people, with the most complex needs, and we know…

Using this Archive template Times are changing in Scotland

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  We’re excited to announce our very first national event. This year is all about Rewriting Scotland’s Story. We invite you to join the discussion with our world-renowned speakers who will share their own stories and experience about leadership, influence, inequality, smart justice and our future. Be part of an inspirational day which welcomes people…

Using this Archive template An Ode to Resilience – Karyn McCluskey

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  I read Kim’s blog a few days ago, and I thought I would just write a small addition.  Many will think it is neither here nor there, but comes back to the subject of resilience. I talk about resilience all the time, resilience in leadership, lack of resilience in many of our most traumatised…