Making the Change: A programme for cross-sectoral leadership in community justice

How do we lead the change we want to see in community justice?

CJVSF in collaboration with Community Justice Scotland are running Making the Change, a self-directed learning programme for community justice. We are looking for people across sectors and roles to be involved.

The programme aims to:

  • Develop relationships and gain support from likeminded leaders
  • Increase individuals’ ability to frame questions and develop solutions
  • Make the most of existing resources
  • Identify and share learning and new ideas
  • Develop innovative responses by exploring and testing potential challenges and changes

This programme follows the CJVSF Strengthening Engagement Transition Project (SETP) which supported statutory and third sector providers in the transition to the new model of community justice. Making the Change will build on the work of SETP to develop leadership in achieving community justice outcomes.


Making the Change will run from May 2019-February 2020 with a core group of participants attending a series of workshops and developing and running two open events to share their learning with the wider community justice sector.


Making the Change is for statutory and voluntary sector partners. We are looking for people who lead change, teams, services or partnerships and not just those with positional authority.

Full details of the programme and dates for the diary are available at the link below:

Making the Change Programme

How can I get involved?

To be involved in the programme’s core group there will an application process to ensure a diverse but representative range of perspectives. Applications will open from 21st March-15th April.

If you would like to take part, please note your interest by emailing by 15th April 2019 with the following information:

  • Your name and role:
  • Organisation:
  • Email address:
  • Contact phone number:
  • Postal address:
  • A short statement about why you are interested in taking part
  • The challenge, or type of challenge, you might want to work on during the process.

Please discuss this with your senior officer or line manager before applying, to make sure they support your participation, and set aside the dates pending confirmation of your place.

Who are the facilitators?

The programme is hosted in partnership between CJVSF and Community Justice Scotland, and is facilitated by Graeme Reekie of Wren and Greyhound consultants. Wren and Greyhound have previously developed programmes including Coping with Complexity, a CCPS programme exploring complexity in service delivery and commissioning, and Beyond Survival a Scottish Government toolkit for sustaining survivor support services.