September 2015

Committee Updates for September 2015

Community Justice (Scotland) Bill

The Criminal Law committee submitted written evidence on the Bill.  The committee envisages that the proposed community justice model will help to create a stronger community justice system, based on local planning and delivery with support at a national level.   The introduction of a new national body, Community Justice Scotland, should raise the profile of community justice and support the model outlined above, including making improvements in areas such as leadership and identification of best practice.  The committee questions whether or not the definition of community justice could be expanded to include the prevention of crime, rather than just focusing on the reintegration of offenders back into the community, with the aim of preventing people from being drawn into the criminal justice system in the first place.

The full written evidence available on our website