“There have been radical changes to the bill that mean it now properly includes the third sector”
– Margaret Mitchell MSP, as quoted in the Official Report of the Meeting of the Scottish Parliament, 11th February 2016
The Community Justice (Scotland) Bill was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 11th February 2016. The Bill now includes requirements for statutory community justice partners to engage with third sector bodies in relation to local planning and reporting of community justice services, as well as national strategic developments.
CJVSF has produced a short briefing which summarises the outcomes of the debate likely to be of particular interest to third sector organisations.
The Briefing can be downloaded by clicking the pink PDF file link below.File: CJVSF briefing - CJS Bill - Stage 3 Summary [212 KB - PDF]