Please find attached the link to the Service User Involvement Guide: Inclusive Justice, Co-producing Change. A launch event will be taking place on 31st October 2019, further details will be made available via our social media channels once finalised. https://www.cycj.org.uk/news/service-user-involvement-guide-to-support-community-justice-innovation/
Disclosure of past convictions has a major impact on a person’s access to employment, education and volunteering opportunities. People who have ‘ done their time’ whether in prison or in the community often find that the disclosure system, designed to protect the public, can also prevent people from moving on. The report by CJS Policy [...]
New research highlighting the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage in Scotland has launched today. Commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust and authored by Heriot-Watt University, Hard Edges Scotland also details the challenges that charitable services and the public sector are facing. In particular, the report illustrates the mismatch between [...]
Expansion of electronic monitoring and disclosure improvements. New electronic monitoring technologies will better protect victims and improve rehabilitation The Management of Offenders Bill, passed by Parliament, strengthens powers of recall from Home Detention Curfew (HDC) by introducing a new offence of remaining unlawfully at large and granting police greater powers to help apprehend anyone who [...]
In March 2018, the Carnegie UK Trust brought together a Kindness Innovation Network of people and professionals from across Scotland who had an interest in encouraging kindness in their organisations and communities. At the same time, the Trust began working in partnership with North Ayrshire Council to embed kindness as a value throughout the local [...]
The Unit draws together senior leaders from Health, Justice and Local Government. Its purpose is to lead the creation of a much more integrated service response to people's needs in key areas where Health and Justice services intersect. The Health and Justice Collaboration Unit has three priority areas: the improvement of services for victims of rape [...]
Sentenced to Smart Justice: A report on the proposed extension of the Presumption Against Short Sentences.
In 2018, Community Justice Scotland commissioned research to explore potential impacts of an extension to the Presumption Against Short Sentences from 3 to 12 months. This research compares the needs experienced by people given a community sentence and people given a custodial sentence of 12 months or under. Download the full report here.
A New Vision of Social Care in Prisons by S Levy, F Kumari Campbell, L Kelly and F Fernandes (University of Dundee) This report, carried out by the University of Dundee, is a key step in the Scottish Government’s review of social care in prisons. It has 17 areas of focus for recommendations, and key [...]
Community Justice Scotland (CJS) is required to publish an annual report, drawn from local area reports, structured around progress towards the national outcomes. This report is laid in the Scottish Parliament for Scottish Ministers. This is a new model for community justice. During the first year, each local authority area established a Community Justice Partnership [...]
Community Justice Ayrshire are hosting their annual conference on Friday 15 March 2019. This event has been well received with over 200 expressions of interest for 120 delegate places. This is a pan-Ayrshire multi-disciplinary conference. We have an excellent variety of expert speakers lined up - their biographies are detailed below for information. You can follow [...]