Using this Archive template Keith Gardner: “Would you like a coffee, fatty?”

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An odd and somewhat pejorative question, I think you will agree? It is all about context… A few years ago, I was out for a meal with Lynn, my wife, and at the end of the hearty three courses she asked me the question above. Whilst I acknowledge a degree of rotundness to my physique,…

Using this Archive template Nina Rogers: ‘When is risk not a risk?’

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about how we view risk. At recent trip to the St Giles Trust down in London I witnessed their pragmatic and seemingly winning formula on how they deal with risk and it’s clarified some things for me. First, we live in a world that is dominated by fear, whether it’s health…

Using this Archive template Work for Us – Learning, Development & Innovation Leads

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We are recruiting for a number of Learning, Development & Innovation Leads. Learning, Development and Innovation Lead is a key role in Community Justice Scotland as part of the service delivery team.  You will lead on the identification of training needs and the design and delivery of structured training programmes to key stakeholders as well…

Using this Archive template Community sentencing works… I’m living proof!

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  In March 2013, I was sentenced to a two-year supervision order (probation) and a deferred sentence for two years. It was the beginning of my journey into the person and, more importantly for my wee boy’s development, the mother I am now.  I look at how my life was four years ago and I…

Using this Archive template ‘The Place’ to be?

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Gemma Fraser, Improvement Lead, on community engagement and the Place Standard tool. These past few months, I have been reading all the Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plans from across Scotland.  But please don’t feel sorry for me, there is a huge amount of creative and supportive activity happening in every corner of the country that…

Using this Archive template Programme for Government: short-term prison sentences

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  In response to the First Minister’s announcement in the programme for Govenment that the presumption against short sentences will be extended to twelve months, Community Justice Scotland’s Chief Executive, Karyn McCluskey, said: “Scotland can lead the world in transformative justice.” “A smart justice system replaces ineffective short sentences with a problem-solving focus on addiction,…

Using this Archive template Our Corporate Plan – we need your input!

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  Community Justice Scotland’s first draft corporate plan is now available for consultation. Please send any comments and thoughts – positive and negative – to info@communityjustice.scot marked ‘Corporate Plan Consultation’. The consultation draft can be found here The deadline for receipt of comments is 10 November 2017.   CJS’s business plan 2017/18 can be found here

Using this Archive template Why Mentoring Matters

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Fundamentally, and unsurprisingly, mentoring boils down to the core aspect of any lasting and meaningful relationship between two people – trust.

Using this Archive template Community Justice Scotland’s Board Meetings 2017

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  The dates for Community Justice Scotland’s board meetings have been set for 2017 as follows:   Friday 17th March – Board-Minutes-17-March-2017 Thursday 6th April – Board-Minutes-6-April-2017 Thursday 4th May – Board-Minutes-4-May-2017 Friday 9th June – Board-Minutes-9-June-2017 Thursday 27th July Thursday 31st August Wednesday 27th September Wednesday 25th October Thursday 30th November Friday 15th December Minutes from…

Using this Archive template Community Justice Scotland on the road – part 2

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We need to tell the stories of local reparation and change, instead of so often focussing on the damage done. On Tuesday we headed for Falkirk, where we were welcomed  by Lynda Ross-Hale, Senior Manager for the Cyrenians.  The Cyrenians have a long history of supporting those engaged in Community Payback Orders in Falkirk, believing…