Our Corporate Plan 2020-2023 (draft) for public consultation

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Community Justice Scotland’s (CJS) approach to community justice is about equality of opportunity. We want a Scotland that is safe for all and allows everyone to achieve their full potential as well as a community justice model that is admired world-wide. We are proud of what CJS has achieved in its first three years and…

Written submission to the consultation on the Youth Justice Standards

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On 31 October 2019, Scottish Government launched a consultation on the update to the national standards that provide a framework for the audit of support services for children involved with youth justice. Community Justice Scotland submitted a response to the consultation on 22 January 2020. Read our full consultation response and letter from our Chief…

Community Justice Outcome Activity Across Scotland Annual Report 2018-19

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Welcome to Community Justice Scotland’s second annual report on community justice outcome activity across Scotland. This version of the report is a consultation draft and we would now like to seek your views. In this draft report (which is a requirement of the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016) we have tried to capture the collaborative…

Disclosure (Scotland) Bill – Written Submission to Education and Skills Committee

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The disclosure regime in Scotland is complex and affected by a range of legislation including the recent Management of Offenders and Age of Criminal Responsibility Acts – that complexity creates confusion for many. Simplification of this landscape is critical to ensure that people with convictions are afforded opportunities to move on with their lives. It…

Written evidence to the justice committee on the proposed extension of PASS

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In its Programme for Government 2018-19, the Scottish Government stated that it would extend the presumption against short sentences from 3 to 12 months. In advance of the Scottish Statutory Instrument being laid in Scottish Parliament, the Justice Committee invited submissions of written evidence on the impact of the PASS since introduction, and the potential…

The Framework for Smart Justice, Strategic Commissioning Framework: Frequently Asked Questions

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Scottish Government have asked CJS to develop a Framework for three years that focusses on good practice guidance for strategic commissioning, and advised that they hope to see effective delivery across community justice partners and partnerships by that time. They have also made a long term commitment to embedding joint strategic planning and delivery in…