The East Dunbartonshire Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (CJOIP) for East Dunbartonshire is the strategic document agreed by local Community Justice East Dunbartonshire (CJED) partnership for 2018- 21.
This CJOIP provides the high level framework and details the local outcomes /priorities and the specific actions to make improvements. To detail what will be carried out by partners to achieve progress towards these outcomes and priorities a Community Justice Annual Delivery Plan 2018-19 has been developed by the partnership.
Through inclusion in the Safer and Stronger Together strategy the CJOIP and annual delivery plan feed into Outcome 4 of the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP)
“East Dunbartonshire is a safe place in which to live, work and visit”.
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. Community Justice East Dunbartonshire partnership consists of representation from:
- 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
- Families Outside
- Turning Point Scotland
- Women’s Aid