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Community Justice Partnership

Community Justice deals with the situations people can face before and after the criminal justice process of arrest, trial and sentence – it concerns the issues facing potential offenders and ex-offenders and aims to help prevent crimes occurring in the first place or recurring after a sentence has been served.

The Scottish Government introduced the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 following a consultation period on the Future Model of Community Justice in Scotland.

In accordance with the Act, a Community Justice Partnership was established in South Lanarkshire.  The Scottish Government’s vision is reflected in the South Lanarkshire Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan 2017-22 which has been developed with contributions from all partner agencies.

The remit of the Community Justice Partnership is to:

  • Prevent and reduce further offending by addressing its underlying causes
  • Safely and effectively manage and support those who have committed offences help them reintegrate into the community and realise their potential for the benefit of all citizens
  • Provide improved community understanding and participation
  • Provide effective strategic planning and partnership working
  • Provide effective use of evidence-based interventions
  • Provide equal access to services

The Partnership meets quarterly and membership consists of:

  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • NHS Lanarkshire
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Procurator Fiscal's Office
  • Sheriff Clerk's Office
  • South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Victim Support
  • VASLan
  • University of the West of Scotland

You can download a copy of our Community Justice Partnership Annual Report 2020-2021. The Community Justice Communication and Engagement Strategy 2022-2025 covers a three year period and sets out the partnership’s key communication messages as to how it will engage with local stakeholders, including those identified as the hardest to reach.