Consultation on the National Strategy for Community Justice: Revision – Community Justice Scotland Response

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On 13th April 2022 the Scottish Government launched its consultation on a revised version of the National Strategy for Community Justice. As the national public body tasked with monitoring, promoting and supporting improvement in the provision of community justice, we have drawn on our experiences over the last five years and our responsibilities under the…

A National Care Service for Scotland – CJS response to the Consultation

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Community Justice Scotland’s Response to the Consultation on a National Care Service In August 2021, the Scottish Government launched a public consultation on proposals for A National Care Service for Scotland.  Drawing on the findings of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care, the scope of proposals expanded to other areas, including community justice. Community…

Bail and release from custody arrangements: Consultation response from Community Justice Scotland

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On 15 November 2021, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on proposals for reform on the arrangements for Bail and Release from Custody in Scotland. Community Justice Scotland responded to the consultation in February 2022, highlighting the development of the proposals as key to progressing towards improving the lives of those in contact with the…

Youth offending and community justice – evidence paper

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Community Justice Scotland were invited to participate in a roundtable evidence session at a meeting of the Scottish Parliament’s Criminal Justice Committee, held on 15th September 2021.  In advance of the session, CJS put together a written evidence piece highlighting the key policy points we think are most important in informing the development of youth…

Learning, Development & Innovation / Caledonian (LDIC) Interim Strategy

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The compilation of the LDIC Strategic Assessment is a statutory requirement outlined in the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016. It is currently in draft format for consultation with stakeholders. This document will be reviewed annually to allow for ongoing changes in the operational environment and resourcing. Read here Please send any feedback to david.scott@communityjustice.scot

Equally Safe consultation – a CJS Response

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In December 2020, Community Justice Scotland submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation, “Equally Safe: A consultation on challenging men’s demand for prostitution, working to reduce the harms associated with prostitution and helping women to exit”. Read here