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Highland Community 
Justice Partnership

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Overview of Community Justice

Community justice is about changing the way we think about justice to deliver better outcomes for those involved with the justice system, including victims and their communities.

Our aim is to drive progress in the field of community justice. We work hard to create better outcomes for those who have broken the law, their families and victims of crime.

We follow the evidence, share research and work with our partners to deliver change. We’re helping to build safer communities in Highland where everyone can maximise their potential within a fair and equitable justice system.

We work to the new National Strategy for Community Justice, and try to raise awareness around the benefits in key areas like early intervention, prevention and

community sentences. 

For more information: 

A new site with resources for those involved in the justice journey, signposting them to Highland specific services. 

Community Justice Partnership

A broad range of partners contribute to the achievement of community justice outcomes, including statutory partners, communities and the third sector, who play a vital role both in the planning and delivery of services.

 

The statutory partners are:

  • Police Scotland

  • NHS Highland 

  • Highland Council

  • Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service

  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

  • Scottish Prison Service

  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

  • Skills Development Scotland

In addition to these, in Highland we have:

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Highland Alcohol & Drugs Partnership

  • Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration

  • University of Highlands & Islands

 

The Third Sector in Highland is represented at the partnership by: 

  • Apex Highland

  • Families Outside

  • RASASH

  • Victim Support

Our Highland stakeholders include:

There is a range of other organisations who regularly attend the Community Justice Forum and we really value their input, which gives us a great insight into the ever changing landscape around Community Justice in Highland. 

 

We invite our third sector stakeholders to join our quarterly Forum and to become HTSI members if eligible. 

HTSI has a total of 368 member organisations, of which 77 have selected Community Justice as an interest.

Get in touch to receive occasional emails: gabrielle.buist@highlandtsi.org.uk

Documents

Position Statement

The Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (“the Act”) requires community justice partners to produce a Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (CJOIP) for each local authority area, outlining how they intend to work together to reduce reoffending. Partners must report annually on progress against locally and nationally determined outcomes. 

The position statement document is available to view by clicking the button below:

Community Justice Plan 2018 - 21

 

The Community Justice Plan 2018-21 and the subsequent Addendum 2021-22 expired in March 2022. 

Annual Report 2022 - 2023

The Community Justice Annual Report for 2022 - 2023 is now available to view by clicking the button below:

Small Change for Justice II Report

A report for the Small Change for Justice II event that took place in March 2022 at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness. The report details the successful organisations and the work they were able to carry out through the funding grants.

Find out what’s happening nationally and why #smartjustice matters

Meet the Team

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Community Justice Partnership Manager

Kevin Flett

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Senior Development Officer

Gabrielle Buist

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