Using this Archive template Joint Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Justice – Transforming parole in Scotland

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On 19 November 2018, Scottish Government launched a consultation on proposed reforms of the Parole Board for Scotland, aimed at improving the experience of victims in the parole process and to increase transparency.  Community Justice Scotland considered these reforms in collaboration with Wellbeing Scotland, a third sector organisation supporting people who have experienced significant trauma. …

Using this Archive template CJS response to Prisoner Voting

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CJS has submitted a brief response to the Scottish Government on its Prisoner Voting consultation following our Board meeting on 23 January 2019. Read our response here.

Using this Archive template Smart Justice Festival>>2019

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  Is Scotland ready for smart justice? We invite you to join us for debate, discussion and dance at Smart Justice Fest ’19. Get ready to be inspired by innovation, challenged by fresh thinking and moved by our speakers from home and abroad. This year we’re hosting our event at the Drill Hall, Leith, Edinburgh,…

Using this Archive template Public Appointments: Chair – Community Justice Scotland

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Do you want to make a difference in communities across Scotland, changing lives for the better and improving safety for all? Do you have the skills and experience to take on the role of Chair of Community Justice Scotland? Find out more here.

Using this Archive template Community Justice Strategic Commissioning Framework – Summary of roundtable contributions

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We are pleased to share the write up of roundtable inputs from partners to support the development of the Strategic Commissioning Framework. A large number of community justice partners engaged in the process, including the third sector. Read the full summary here. If you have any comments or questions about the work, please contact Sarah…

Using this Archive template Strategic Commissioning Framework

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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…

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 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…