Community Justice Partnership

Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership vision is “Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities”.

The Scottish Government’s vision for community justice is that  

“Scotland is a safer, fairer and more inclusive nation where we:

  • Prevent and reduce further offending by addressing its underlying causes, and
  • Safely and effectively manage and support those who have committed offences to help them reintegrate into the community and realise their potential for the benefit of all citizens.”

National Strategy for Community Justice (2016).

Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership vision is “Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities”.

The definition of community justice is:

“The collection of individuals, agencies and services that work together to support, manage and supervise people who have committed offences, from the point of arrest, through prosecution, community disposal or custody and alternatives to these, until they are reintegrated into the community. Local communities and the Third Sector are a vital part of this process which aims to prevent and reduce further offending and the harm that it causes, to promote desistance, social inclusion, and citizenship.”

National Strategy for Community Justice, (2016)


The seven national Community Justice Outcomes are:

  1. Communities improve their understanding and participate in community justice.
  2. Partners plan and deliver services in a more strategic and collaborative way.
  3. People have better access to the services they require, including welfare, health and wellbeing, housing and employability.
  4. Effective interventions are delivered to prevent and reduce the risk of further offending.
  5. Life chances are improved through needs, including health, welfare, housing and safety being addressed.
  6. People develop positive relationships and more opportunities to participate and contribute through education, employment and leisure activities.
  7. Individual’s resilience and capacity for change and self-management are enhanced.


The Inverclyde Community Justice Partner organisations are:

  • Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership
  • Inverclyde Council
  • NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Action for Children
  • Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Turning Point Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Courts & Tribunal Service
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • CVS Inverclyde

Click on the links on this page to view the Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan, an Easy Read version of the plan and the Equality Impact Assessment carried out on the plan.

Page last updated: 27 March 2017