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What is Community Justice? 

Community Justice is individuals, agencies and services working together to:

  • support and supervise people who have committed offences
  • prevent reoffending
  • promote social inclusion and citizenship

Who is involved?

The legislation places responsibility on each Scottish Local Authority area to form Community Justice Partnerships to plan and manage concerned services. The Orkney Community Justice Partnership is formed by statutory and voluntary services and stakeholders. View minutes of meetings here

Our local Priorities: 

· Domestic Abuse

· Availability of suitable provision to deal with low and intermittent demand for forensic mental health services

· Prisoner Release and Transfer to the Community arrangements

Key Documents 

Orkney Community Justice Needs Assessment 

Summary - 2017 Version - 2018 Version

Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (2018-2021)  

Local examples of Unpaid Work projects

Community Payback Orders in Orkney

Community Payback Orders have an important role in promoting community participation and understanding and form the majority of sentences for Orkney Criminal Justice Social Work clients.  For more information on the Community Payback Order in Scotland, click here

Contact Us

Email community.justice@orkney.gov.uk

Telephone: 01856 873535 extension 2697

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