The SCSN team have prepared this summary for information of our members and partners, and the
wider community safety sector in Scotland. It speaks to the Scottish Government’s (SG) recent
publication of a Vision for Justice in Scotland (The Vision). It promises improvement and
transformation throughout the full journey of criminal, civil and administrative justice. We hope this
briefing offers helpful overview of a complex publication, and insight to how these changes might
affect Community Safety Partnerships (CSP) and Local Authority (LA) partners. This briefing is not
exhaustive – there may be gaps in summary – so please refer to original texts in the links below, if

On Tuesday 8 February, the Scottish Government (SG) published its Vision for Justice in Scotland
(The Vision), accompanied by several other documents, including a Strategic Context, Year
One Delivery Plan and Evidence Supplement. A debate on The Vision was held at the Scottish
Parliament, and is available to watch via Scottish Parliament TV.

Download the full Briefing Paper here.