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…

Using this Archive template Sentenced to Change – Kim McGuigan

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I had attended an event called ‘Communicating Justice’ organised by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. I had shared my story with the audience about when I received a community sentence and  the sheriff who I felt had played a part in turning my life around. I was given a two-year supervision order and the judge…

Using this Archive template Our Community

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Whether in your own home, for your friends or in your community is there anything more festive than trying to do good things for others? Perhaps it’s volunteering time or, as I experience in my role, those who constantly strive to make changes for people who won’t experience life fairly, fuelled by a sense of…

Using this Archive template Learning, Development & Innovation Strategy – we need your input!

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  Community Justice Scotland’s first draft Learning, Development and Innovation Strategy is now available for consultation. Please send any feedback to info@communityjustice.scot marked “LD&I Strategy”. The consultation draft can be downloaded below and the deadline for receipt of feedback is 12th March 2018. LD&I Strategy – Consultation Dec 2017