The Community Justice (Scotland) Bill legislates for the creation of a national strategy to provide a vision for community justice in Scotland to facilitate and drive improvement. This strategy will enable partners to collaboratively address priority areas through a joint approach that is both outcomes-focused and evidence-based.
There is a wide range of expertise amongst community justice partners and stakeholders and it is important that the strategy harnesses this. To help ensure that collaboration is at the heart of this work the strategy is being guided by the National Strategy for Community Justice: Steering Group, which is made up of members from a broad range of backgrounds including social work, the Scottish Prison Service, the NHS, Police Scotland, third sector, central and local government, community planning partnerships, academia and people with an offending history.
Now it’s your chance to get involved
A range of events have been organised across Scotland to engage with a broader range of stakeholders to ensure the recommendations are effective and we have considered potential barriers to implementation. These events will enable you to share your views of the work so far, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats, as well as providing an opportunity to suggest further improvement actions.
Aberdeen Thursday 29th October Aberdeen Curl, Eday Walk, off Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN 10.00 for 10.30am start – 2.30pm approx Aberdeen Event
Glasgow Thursday 5th November Glasgow City Chambers 9.00 for 09.45am start – 2.00pm approx Glasgow Event
Dumfries Monday 9th November Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries 10.00 for 10.30am start – 2.30pm approx Dumfries Event
Edinburgh Tuesday 24 November Edinburgh Zoo 9.00 for 9.45am start – 2.00pm approx Edinburgh Event
Please register your attendance at the event that is most convenient for you and pass this invitation on to other colleagues/networks who might be interested in participating. It would be useful to have a mixture of both officials from central offices and those who operate at a local level and may be more directly involved with the strategy’s implementation.