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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 22: Review of community justice outcomes improvement plan

36.Section 22 requires community justice partners to review their community justice outcomes improvement plan after the publication of: a revised national strategy for community justice; a revised national performance framework; or the publication of a revised local outcomes improvement plan in relation to the area under section 7(5) of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. Community justice partners may otherwise revise community justice outcomes improvement plans from time to time. After the community justice outcomes improvement plan has been reviewed, the partners may decide to publish a revised version. If a revised plan is not to be published following a review, partners must publish a statement to that effect.

37.When reviewing or revising the community justice outcomes improvement plan the partners must have regard to the national strategy, the national performance framework, and the local outcomes improvement plan. They must also make reasonable efforts to secure the participation of third sector bodies involved in community justice in relation to the area and community bodies that are likely to be able to contribute to the review or revision of the plan, and make reasonable efforts to secure the participation of such bodies in such revision or review. They must take reasonable steps to enable such a body which wishes to take part in the review process to do so. The requirement in section 22 to prepare and publish a participation statement applies to a revised plan as it did to the previous plan.

38.As soon as reasonably practicable after publishing a revised community justice outcomes improvement plan, the community justice partners must send a copy to Community Justice Scotland. After a revised plan is published, the above steps in relation to revision, review and publication apply to it as they did to the previous plan.

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