Scottish Borders Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan Consultation

Closed 22 Mar 2020

Opened 27 Jan 2020


Community justice is a planned method of crime reduction that aims to address the underlying cause of offending behaviour.

We want to hear your views on the new Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan that is being developed for the Scottish Borders. We last asked for your views and experiences in 2016, these helped us to write our plan for 2017

The aim of the new plan is to continue to support a reduction in the number of people reoffending following a previous conviction.

The Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 requires us to have a Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan.

 A Community Justice Board chaired by the Chief Social Work Officer has been set up to coordinate Community Justice in the Borders. The Board has responsibility for developing plans and making the necessary changes in how services are designed, delivered and accessed.

Community Justice Scotland promote the national strategy, improvement and keep Scottish Ministers informed about performance.

Community Justice Scotland was established in 2016  by the Scottish Government to develop new ways of supporting people who have committed a crime, their families and the various agencies that help break the cycle of re offending, allowing people to make a positive contribution to society.  

Why We Are Consulting

We are required to review our Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan.

Your feedback is important to us. We would like to have a broad range of views to make sure we have a thorough picture of public opinion that can be incorporated into the local arrangements.

The draft version of our new plan will be presented to the Scottish Borders Community Planning Partnership later this year for approval.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community Safety
  • Community Justice