Recent years have seen significant reform, legislation and policy changes that have impacted local community safety (CS) and community justice (CJ) practices in Scotland, in response to which, several local authority areas have commenced the implementation of joint CS and CJ working arrangements. These arrangements can range from a fully joint CS and CJ partnership to the occasional joint project.
In a bid to learn more about these new ways of working, Community Justice Scotland (CJS) and the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) have undertaken joint research to:
● find out more about what the drivers have been for joint working arrangements between CS and CJ;
● find out where and how these joint working arrangements are operating; and
● produce case studies that feature the various ways in which joint working arrangements are being used by different areas across Scotland.
The impetus for this work was also the shared outcomes between the fields of CS and CJ and their common values, including a commitment to prevention, a focus on supporting people, and a belief in collaboration.
Come along to the launch of this research to hear about the findings of the research and ask questions. Each local authority involved in the research will be in attendance as well as the research authors.