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National Event: How small steps fuel bold change

NEWS | 4th August 2023

Does justice need gradual change or a giant leap? A FREE in-person event for visionaries, rabble-rousers, optimists & all those in-between

  • How small steps fuel bold change
  • Professor Jason Leitch, Dr Aubrey Fox, Karyn McCluskey and James Docherty
  • Tuesday 3rd October
  • Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
  • FREE to all

Drawing on the knowledge of expert keynote speakers: Professor Jason Leitch, Dr Aubrey Fox, Karyn McCluskey and James DochertyHow small steps fuel bold change’ will inspire you to think about how to implement change.

We pose the question: do we need big, bold and radical change? Or, incremental change across time. What works? And, why failing spectacularly isn’t always a bad thing. It is a serious and honest debate about the need for change – with practical takeaways on how you can approach problem-solving in your own work, or personal life.

Over the course of the morning, our speakers will share examples of their work in justice, prevention and public health – from Scotland and around the world – and show how ideas, whether bold or gradual, can gain traction.

At a time where Scotland has one of the highest imprisonment rates in Western Europe, 28.8% of Scotland’s prison population are on remand* and more than £442 million is spent every year on Scottish prisons, this debate couldn’t be more timely.

So, tell us – what does success look like to you? What do you want to see accomplished in Scotland?

For us, here at Community Justice Scotland, that’s a justice system that puts community at its heart. Supporting people to stay in, reconnect and contribute to their communities and putting #CommunityFirst, every time.

*(compared to 19 per cent only five years ago)