Home 2017-11-30T13:15:49+00:00

Introduction

Community Justice Ayrshire is a partnership made up of a group of agencies with the remit of reducing re-offending and improving outcomes for people who have been involved in the justice system.

The partnership was set up under Scottish Government legislation, passed in 2016, The Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 which put a legal duty on a set of statutory partners in each local authority area to engage in a planning process. The partnership operates within the context of the local Community Planning Partnerships. Community Justice Ayrshire is a pan-Ayrshire partnership involving partners in East, North and South Ayrshire and reports to the three Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership Boards.

See More

Get in Touch


Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect Toolkit was developed following a multi-agency victim awareness training day at HMP Kilmarnock delivered in partnership by the now defunct South West Scotland Community Justice Authority and Victim Support Scotland to a group of Serco prison officers, criminal justice social workers and Victim Support staff.

See More

Let’s Just Talk… Justice

Let’s Just Talk ….. about justice! is a resource developed for use with community groups, staff groups or any other group who wishes to have an insight into the impact of the justice system.

See More

Improvement Plan

At Community Justice Ayrshire we developed our plan by engaging partners and service users, focusing on a ‘strengths-based’ approach. Through several consultation events, we took the views of prisoners within HMP Kilmarnock, local justice service users, and a wide cross-section of practitioners from across our community justice partners.

See More

The Team

Community Justice Ayrshire is supported by a small staff team which consists of a Manager, a Performance and Planning Officer, and a Business Support Officer.  However, we work closely with partners, community members, and crucially, individuals with ‘lived experience’ of the justice system, all of whom are working towards achieving the same outcomes for our communities.  Together we make a strong and resourceful team.

News

  • Shine Logo

Shine Women’s Mentoring Service Annual Report 2017-18

Please find a link to the Shine Women's Mentoring Service Annual Report 2017-18 here.   This report reflects a range of activities across the Shine Women’s Mentoring Service during the year from 1 April 2017 to 31 March [...]

Home truths: housing for women in the criminal justice system

Women in Prison and Prison Reform Trust produced a report in September 2016 which tells of the multiple barriers for women affected by the criminal justice system to find somewhere safe and decent to live.  [...]

  • PADS Image

Recovering Connections Changing Stigma to Respect

One of the very happy consequences of Scotland’s Road to Recovery Drug Strategy has been the formation and growth of visible recovery from addiction communities all over the country. These communities are key to the [...]