Reducing offending

Community Justice

Community Justice is a way to prevent and reduce offending, helping everyone to feel safer in their communities and to lead positive lives.

The Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 came into effect on 1st April 2017. The reform aims to improve local planning, so that the people who know the area best have a clear voice in decision making.

Watch this space to find out about local Community Justice projects such as Fresh Start.

You can also follow updates from the Community Safety and Justice Partnership on Facebook and Twitter.

Autumn 2017 consultation

Thanks to everyone who took part. Your feedback will help to improve how we work to reduce (re)offending and how we provide information for our communities. Read our report on the results:

Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan

The plan shows what will be happening to promote equal life chances and tackle (re)offending in Midlothian. It was developed using guidance from the Scottish Government (PDF), your responses to a public questionnaire in September 2016, and your feedback on the draft plan.