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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Meaning of community justice

    2. Section 2: Interpretation of section 1

    3. Section 3: Establishment

    4. Section 4: Functions

    5. Section 5: General powers

    6. Section 6: Provision of information, advice or assistance

    7. Section 7: Funding

    8. Section 8: Directions and guidance

    9. Section 9: Governance and accountability

    10. Section 10: Corporate plan

    11. Section 11: Annual reports on exercise of functions

    12. Section 12: Accounts

    13. Section 13: Community justice partners

    14. Section 14: Third sector bodies involved in community justice

    15. Section 15: National strategy in relation to community justice

    16. Section 16: Review of national strategy

    17. Section 17: National performance framework in relation to community justice

    18. Section 18: Review of national performance framework

    19. Section 19: Community justice outcomes improvement plan

    20. Section 20: Preparation of community justice outcomes improvement plan

    21. Section 21: Community justice outcomes improvement plan: participation statement

    22. Section 22: Review of community justice outcomes improvement plan

    23. Section 23: Reports on performance in relation to community justice outcomes

    24. Section 24: Guidance in relation to community justice outcomes improvement planning

    25. Section 25: Duty to have regard to community justice outcomes improvement plan

    26. Section 26: Monitoring of performance in relation to community justice outcomes

    27. Section 27: Annual report on performance in relation to community justice outcomes

    28. Section 28: Performance improvement activity

    29. Section 29: Local improvement recommendations

    30. Section 30: National improvement recommendations

    31. Section 31: Ability of Community Justice Scotland to develop and arrange services

    32. Section 32: Strategy for innovation, learning and development

    33. Section 33: Review of strategy for innovation, learning and development

    34. Section 34: Innovation, learning and development activity

    35. Section 35: Duty of co-operation

    36. Section 36: Abolition of community justice authorities

    37. Section 37: Interpretation

    38. Section 38: Consequential and minor modifications

    39. Section 39: Regulations

    40. Section 40: Ancillary provision

    41. Section 41: Commencement

    42. Schedule 1

      1. Paragraph 3: Membership

      2. Paragraph 4: Tenure etc.

      3. Paragraph 6: Power to end membership

      4. Paragraph 7: Remuneration and allowances of members

      5. Paragraph 8: Chief executive and other staff

      6. Paragraph 9: Pensions, allowances and gratuities

      7. Paragraph 10: Procedure

      8. Paragraph 11: Committees

      9. Paragraph 12: Validity of things done

      10. Paragraph 13: Authority to exercise functions

      11. Paragraph 14: Legislation relating to public bodies

    43. Schedule 2 – Part 1

      1. Paragraph 1

      2. Paragraph 2

      3. Paragraph 3

      4. Paragraph 4

      5. Paragraph 5

    44. Schedule 2 – Part 2

  4. Parliamentary History

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