'Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities
The Strengthening Engagement Project – Inverclyde Collaborative Community Justice Workshop
Friday 26 January 2018, 9am to 1pm
Broomhill Gardens & Community Hub, Greenock PA15 4QD
The new model for Community Justice, underpinned by the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016, has transformed the community justice landscape to bring a local perspective to community justice. Whether challenging stigma, employing people with convictions, or participating in community justice planning, improving community justice outcomes will require the involvement and support of local people and businesses. It is vital that this includes victims of crime, people who have committed offences, families and the community bodies that represent them. The third sector is a source of innovation, responsiveness and flexibility: the most effective way to improve outcomes for people and communities is by joined up working with them at the planning stage of community justice.
What is the event?
The Strengthening Engagement project will hold a half day collaborative workshop event with the Inverclyde Community Justice Partnership on Friday 26th January 2018. The project, which is run by the Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum seeks to establish and strengthen relationships between the third sector and statutory partners under the new community justice arrangements, with a particular focus on third sector involvement in planning of and reporting on community justice outcomes - please see the project website for more. The day will focus on understanding the current scope of third sector activity and on establishing links between the partnership and the third sector for future engagement. The event will also allow time for networking and lunch will be provided afterwards.
Who is the event open to?
This event is open to all third sector organisations working in the Inverclyde local authority area who provide services to or promote the interests of all those involved the justice system, including victims and families, as well as all statutory partners under the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016. Especially welcome are those organisations who might not consider themselves to be working in "justice" but whose work provides more broad services relating to employability, homelessness, or mental health, for example, that work regularly with those in the justice system.
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