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Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 08/05/2015 The Scottish Government has published the Community Justice (Scotland) Bill, which will create a new model for community justice in Scotland.

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill 

The Scottish Government has published the Community Justice (Scotland) Bill, which will create a new model for community justice in Scotland. 

According to the Government, the Bill will:

  • Place responsibility for local planning and monitoring of community justice services with a defined set of local community justice partners 
  • Place duties on these community justice partners to engage in local strategic planning and be accountable for its success
  • Develop a national strategy and a performance framework in relation to community justice
  • Create a national body to provide leadership, promote innovation and provide improvement support where it is required
  • Create a focus on collaboration – including the opportunity to commission, manage or deliver services nationally where appropriate

“Offending is a complex problem and there are well established links between persistent offending and poverty, homelessness, addiction and mental illness. Re-offending creates victims, damages communities and wastes potential,” said Community Safety and Legal Affairs Minister Paul Wheelhouse. “We have engaged extensively with stakeholders in developing this model and share their view that community justice services should be person-centred and evidence based while making the best use of resources, all of which is reflected in today’s Bill.”

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