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North Lanarkshire Community Justice Partnership

Community Justice survey

We're keen to hear the views of the public to inform the development of the new North Lanarkshire Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plan.

The plan will set out the priorities in community justice over the next five years in North Lanarkshire. 

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Improving community justice outcomes

In North Lanarkshire, there is a strong history of organisations working together to service the needs of our residents.

The North Lanarkshire Community Justice Partnership (NLCJP) is committed to working together with the community to effectively develop community justice to improve the quality of life of our residents in order to prevent and reduce reoffending.  

Our statutory partners are: North Lanarkshire Council, Police Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Health and Social Care Integration, NHS, Scottish Prison Service, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service. 

We are also working with the third sector.

Within the Scottish Government's National Strategy, community justice is defined as being:

"The collection of individuals, agencies and services that work together to support manage and supervise people who have committed offences, from the point of arrest, through prosecution, community disposal or custody and alternatives to these, until they are reintegrated into the community.  Local communities and third sector are a vital part of the process which aims to prevent and reduce further offending and the harm that it causes, to promote desistance, social inclusion and citizenship."

The Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan details how we will deliver community justice. 

If you would like to find out more information about North Lanarkshire's Community Justice Partnership please contact the Co-ordinator Community Justice on 01698 403986.

Position statement

Review of the National Strategy for Community Justice and Review of the Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework

Under sections 15 and 17 of the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 (‘the Act’), the National Strategy for Community Justice (‘the national strategy’) and the Community Justice Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework (‘the OPIF’) were published on 24 November 2016. Following a review under Section 16 of the Act, the Scottish Ministers publish either a revised strategy, or a statement indicating that they consider that the strategy should not be revised. Community Justice Scotland (CJS) must also review the OPIF no later than five years after the framework is published.

Community justice partnerships must review their local CJOIPs after the publication of a revised national strategy and/or a revised performance improvement framework. Following such a review, the community justice partners must either publish a revised plan or publish a statement indicating that they consider that the plan should not be revised.

Following correspondence from the Scottish Government, Community Justice Scotland North Lanarkshire Community Justice Partnership (NLCJP) has decided to delay publication of a new Community Justice Improvement Plan until April 2023.

The partnership believes that it would be beneficial to await developments in the National Justice Strategy and Outcome Performance Improvement Framework as these policies will directly contribute to the work of the NLCJP. During the interim period, the partnership will continue to progress work to understand the needs of people in the justice system and carry out the activities within our annual work plan.

North Lanarkshire Community Justice Outcome Plan

North Lanarkshire Community Justice Partnership Annual Report 2021-2022


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Page last updated:
21 Dec 2022

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