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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.

Community Justice Ayrshire partners work together to jointly plan and deliver improved outcomes for people within the justice system, their families and victims. We do this by delivering our Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (CJIOP), ‘Beginnings, Belonging, Belief’, which sets out our shared commitments for Ayrshire and outlines the work we are taking forward.

Our website is an ongoing resource providing a wide range of information about Community Justice Ayrshire, from plans and strategies, to reports of our meetings, to how we measure our progress.

You can also find information about community justice in other areas, as well as information about our partners and other organisations providing services for people in the justice system, their families and victims.

If you have any comments about our website or any questions about Community Justice Ayrshire please contact us.

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Community Justice Ayrshire is a new partnership covering East, North and South Ayrshire. We have been set up as part of a new approach to preventing and reducing reoffending in Scotland. This was introduced by the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016. Each local area in Scotland has something similar and there is also a new national organisation called Community Justice Scotland.

This new approach replaces the previous arrangements led by Scotland’s eight Community Justice


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