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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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Innovation, learning and development

32Strategy for innovation, learning and development

(1)In pursuance of section 4(1)(c), Community Justice Scotland must, no later than one year after this section comes into force, publish a strategy for innovation, learning and development in relation to community justice.

(2)The strategy may contain such material about innovation, learning and development in relation to community justice as Community Justice Scotland considers appropriate.

(3)In preparing the strategy, Community Justice Scotland must—

(a)have regard to—

(i)the national strategy, and

(ii)the national performance framework,

(b)consult—

(i)each of the community justice partners,

(ii)such third sector bodies involved in community justice as it considers appropriate, and

(iii)such other persons as it considers appropriate.

33Review of strategy for innovation, learning and development

(1)Community Justice Scotland must review the strategy published under section 32(1)—

(a)no later than 5 years after the strategy is published, and

(b)then from time to time (but no later than 5 years after the last review).

(2)Following such a review, Community Justice Scotland must either—

(a)publish a revised strategy, or

(b)publish a statement indicating that it considers that the strategy should not be revised.

(3)Subsection (2) of section 32 applies to a revised strategy as it applies to the strategy published under subsection (1) of that section.

(4)In reviewing, and in revising, the strategy, Community Justice Scotland must—

(a)have regard to—

(i)the national strategy, and

(ii)the national performance framework,

(b)consult—

(i)each of the community justice partners,

(ii)such third sector bodies involved in community justice as it considers appropriate, and

(iii)such other persons as it considers appropriate.

(5)Where a revised strategy is published under subsection (2)(a), this section—

(a)ceases to apply in relation to the previous strategy, and

(b)applies instead in relation to the revised strategy (as it applied in relation to the strategy published under section 32(1)).

34Innovation, learning and development activity

(1)The powers conferred on Community Justice Scotland by section 5 include, in particular, power to do any of the things mentioned in subsection (2)—

(a)in furtherance of the strategy for innovation, learning and development, or

(b)otherwise, in pursuance of section 4(1)(c).

(2)Those things are—

(a)conducting, commissioning or co-ordinating research about—

(i)community justice, or

(ii)activity elsewhere in the world which corresponds with, or is reasonably similar to, community justice,

(b)identifying, establishing or promoting good practice in relation to community justice,

(c)developing or providing education or training in relation to community justice,

(d)requiring community justice partners (other than the Scottish Ministers) to do any of the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c),

(e)encouraging or assisting community justice partners, or other persons, to do any of the things mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c).

(3)Community Justice Scotland must, so far as reasonably practicable, comply with a request by the Scottish Ministers that it—

(a)conducts or commissions research about a particular matter by virtue of subsection (1),

(b)identifies or establishes good practice in relation to a particular matter, or promotes particular good practice, by virtue of subsection (1),

(c)develops or provides particular education or training by virtue of subsection (1).

(4)Community Justice Scotland may charge for any education or training developed or provided by it by virtue of subsection (1).

(5)A community justice partner must comply with any requirement made of it as mentioned in subsection (2)(d).

(6)In this section—

(a)the reference to the strategy for innovation, learning and development is to—

(i)the strategy published under section 32(1), or

(ii)if a revised strategy has been published under section 33(2)(a), the revised strategy (or most recent revised strategy, as the case may be),

(b)the references to developing education or training include procuring and funding the development of education or training,

(c)the references to providing education or training include procuring and funding the provision of education or training,

(d)the references to education include educational materials,

(e)the references to training include training materials.

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