Community Justice Planning Partnership

A Collection of individuals, agencies and services

Community Justice is the collection of individuals, agencies and services that work together to support, manage and supervise people who have committed offences, from the point of arrest, through prosecution, community disposal or custody and alternatives to these, until they are reintegrated into the community.

Local communities and the third sector are a vital part of this process which aims to prevent and reduce further offending and the harm that it causes, to promote desistance, social inclusion and citizenship.

The Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 shifts responsibility for community justice from Community Justice Authorities to local community planning structures.

During 2016, the partnership has worked from a transition plan and have been consulting with community stakeholders. A Clackmannanshire Community Justice Strategic Assessment is also available.

Partnership organisations:

  • Clackmannanshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
  • Clackmannanshire Council
  • Clackmannanshire’s Health and Social Care Integration Board
  • Clackmannanshire Tenants and Residents Federation
  • Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • NHS Forth Valley
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Courts Service
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Skills Development Scotland

Testimonials

  • If people want to learn something new, we enable that to happen by giving them the training and skills – and along the way they get good company and a sense of achievement from what they have made
    Archie Scott Committee member, Wee County Crafters
  • I get a lot of satisfaction as an RSVP volunteer and I would recommend getting involved. Volunteering Matters to me because of the impact it can have on our community and making a difference to peoples lives. It gives me the opportunity to keep active and to contribute to my community in retirement.
    Bob Kerr Handyperson, Volunteering Matters
  • Deciding to befriend was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I have ever made - we both get so much out of it. I look forward to spending time with her every week and we are always commenting on how much we have in common! Loneliness is something that can affect anyone at any time, and it is projects like this that are so important in helping to stop it. I would recommend befriending to anyone – even if they are feeling apprehensive like I was – as the benefits to the person you are matched with and yourself are endless
    Katie Wardlaw Befriender, Volunteering Matters
  • It has been a good transition from working full time to volunteering. I had not done anything like this since my children were young as I worked full time for a long time but now I feel I can give something back to the community – and I am really enjoying this role. It is a great fit
    Mary Quigley Mary Quigley, Driver/Group Assistant, The Friendship Club
  • I love the variety of work at Play Alloa – there is always something different going on – answering the phone, preparing for the Christmas fayre, parent information evenings, helping with surgeries and providing information for parents. I have really enjoyed being part of a team – everyone helps and supports each other
    Julie Milligan Administration Volunteer, Play Alloa