The East Dunbartonshire Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan is the strategic document agreed by local Community Justice Partners from 2017-18.
This Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (CJOIP) provides the high level framework and details the local outcomes/priorities and the specific actions to make improvements. Our Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP) will be updated to reflect the new legal requirement for community justice planning and improvement.
The National Strategy for Community Justice (2016) provides the following definition of community justice:
“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 encourage desistance, social inclusion, and citizenship”
This definition recognises the wide range of partners, stakeholders and services required to improve outcomes in relation to community justice. The organisations named as statutory partners within the legislation are noted below, they have a legal duty to engage with improved planning and service delivery processes and to report annually on their progression towards delivering the East Dunbartonshire CJOIP:
- East Dunbartonshire Council
- East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Prison Service
- Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
- Skills Development Scotland
- Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal
- Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service