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
- Scottish Prison Service
- Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
- Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
We also work in partnership with the third sector.
Review of the National Strategy for Community Justice and 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.
The Scottish Government published the Revised National Strategy for Community Justice in June 2022. The strategy sets out four national aims for community justice, and 13 priority actions that the Scottish Government and community justice partners should seek to deliver over the duration of the strategy.
The Revised Community Justice Performance Framework (previously referred to as the OPIF) which was published in April 2023, details the outcomes that are to be achieved in local community justice partnerships and the indicators that will be used to measure performance in achieving those outcomes.
North Lanarkshire Community Justice Outcome Plan
North Lanarkshire Community Justice Partnership (NLCJP) is delighted to share the newly devised Community Justice Outcome Plan (CJOIP) for North Lanarkshire.
The CJOIP sets out the ambition of the NLCJP to improve outcomes and reduce reoffending to make communities safer. It will be delivered through the development of annual plans to drive activity, which will be measured against local and national performance frameworks.
If you would like further information, please contact the Coordinator, Community Justice, North Lanarkshire Council, Justice Services, 236 Main Street, Wishaw, ML2 7ND or email firstname.lastname@example.org
North Lanarkshire Community Justice Partnership Annual Report 2021-2022
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