Community Justice Ayrshire are delighted to host the launch event for the Service User Involvement guide ‘Inclusive Justice; Co-producing Change’.

This will be the culmination of over three years work on a significant piece of research that is the first of its kind in Scotland. The event will launch the now published project guide produced by the University of Strathclyde and the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and will give delegates an opportunity to hear from the three service user involvement groups established across Ayrshire.

The learning from the project to date has been significant, and we are already seeing the positive impact that involvement in the groups has had on justice service users and justice social work staff members across Ayrshire.

During the morning, Dr. Claire Lightowler (Director, Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice) will discuss how we can most effectively support service user involvement and provide a step by step guide on how to develop this within your own area of work. Followed by the three Ayrshire groups MAD, PING and CVN, sharing the successes and challenges faced during their journey and describing first-hand how being part of the group has impacted on them. Before concluding with a networking lunch, there will be the opportunity to take part in a round-table discussion exploring how to improve service user involvement across Scotland and a chance to ask questions to the panel.

We are looking forward to sharing this exciting piece of research with you and promoting the work of the three groups!