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Gemma provides expert advice on community justice to the analysis team and the wider organisation. She also helps to review local plans and performance data in order to improve community justice outcomes at local level through expert feedback and support.
Gemma has a Law and Management Degree and a Post Graduate Certificate in Collaborative Leadership in Complex Environments. She worked for the Procurator Fiscal as a Fiscal Officer and then spent 11 years with Police Scotland performing a number of roles including as a crime analyst, analyst trainer at the SPC in producing and delivering strategic assessments and latterly, as the Senior Partnership Analyst for Fife Community Safety Partnership. She then became more involved in strategic policy and the delivery of community planning in Fife, followed by taking up position as Community Justice Coordinator for Fife.
Gemma has been with Community Justice Scotland since March 2017 as an Improvement Lead, developing and supporting local practice improvement in all areas of the justice process and for everyone who comes in contact with that. She has a particular interest in developing links between youth justice and community justice, social justice and its impact, and supporting a national approach to consistent restorative practices.