Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership
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:
- Communities improve their understanding and participate in community justice.
- Partners plan and deliver services in a more strategic and collaborative way.
- People have better access to the services they require, including welfare, health and wellbeing, housing and employability.
- Effective interventions are delivered to prevent and reduce the risk of further offending.
- Life chances are improved through needs, including health, welfare, housing and safety being addressed.
- People develop positive relationships and more opportunities to participate and contribute through education, employment and leisure activities.
- 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
Following the publication of the Inverclyde Local Outcomes Improvement Plan 2017-2022; Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership consider that in view of the continuity of the governance arrangements and that there remains a “close fit” with the local priorities; it is unnecessary to revise the Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership Outcomes Improvement Plan 2017-2022 at this point.
Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership has collaboratively developed the first Inverclyde Community Justice Annual Report 2017-2018 (see the link). The Annual Report has two distinct sections. Firstly a community-facing, easy read section that gives an outline of what has been achieved in each of the local priorities and also provides personal stories of the impact made in people’s lives.
The second section of the Annual Report uses the required template provided by Community Justice Scotland and outlines progress against both the national and local outcomes. Considerable progress and significant achievements have been made in this first year. The whole essence of the new Community Justice model is in being able to develop local services based on local need and there are clear examples of this in the Annual Report.
Click on the links on this page to view the Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan, an Easy Read version of the plan, the Annual Report and the Equality Impact Assessment carried out on the plan.