Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan 2

Working in partnership we are committed to preventing offending and reducing re-offending throughout our region.


The purpose of the Community Justice Improvement plan 2 (CJOIP) is to support the development of local partner agencies and services which will support and work towards local outcomes which consider the needs of all those in the justice system. The management and supervision of people will also be supported through robust links with statutory criminal justice social work services.

The partnership will link more effectively with youth justice and those developing early intervention and prevention approaches and develop partnership support measures for individuals involved in offending from the point of the arrest, through prosecution, custody and release, whilst considering the needs of victims and the families of both.


Over the last year the CJOIP has focused on raising awareness of community justice across our region, working on outcomes stated in the first CJOIP and establishing a robust partnership group of both statutory partners and the 3RD sector.

The Community Justice Partnership includes:

  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • The Integration Joint Board
  • The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Scottish Prison Service, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal service
  • 3rd Sector

The partnership will now work on a 3-year plan which will build on the work already started including adding on relevant local actions where gaps are apparent and continuing with Multi agency training.


The expected out comes from the 3-year plan are:

  • Governance - Establish effective governance arrangements
  • Equity and Equality - Promote equality of access and opportunities for all those involved in the justice system including victims and families
  • Multi agency approaches - Encourage, support and develop multi agency approaches which improve effectiveness
  • Health and justice - Increase health input throughout the justice pathway, identifying changes to processes and service delivery which recognise vulnerability
  • Early intervention and prevention - contribute to ensuring that children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway make sensible life choices and are safe and free from harm
  • Communication and engagement - Develop and effective partnership communication and engagement strategy

Progress made by the partnership will be reported, published and shared with the Scottish Government and Community Justice Scotland on a yearly basis. A Local annual report was produced in September 2018, which celebrates the success of the partnership to date and highlights activity which has taken place whilst also noting work still to be achieved.

Contact us

For further information on the Improvement plan contact:

Call: 030 33 33 3000

Page last updated: 18/01/2019
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