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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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23Reports on performance in relation to community justice outcomes

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(1)The community justice partners for the area of a local authority must, as soon as reasonably practicable after—

(a)a first period specified by the Scottish Ministers by regulations, and

(b)each subsequent period of one year,

publish a report setting out, in relation to each nationally determined outcome and each locally determined outcome (if any), the matters mentioned in subsection (2).

(2)Those matters are—

(a)the action taken by the community justice partners (individually or jointly) in the period concerned to achieve the outcome or, as the case may be, maintain the achievement of the outcome, and

(b)the community justice partners’ assessment of—

(i)whether, at the end of the period concerned, the outcome was being achieved in the area, and

(ii)in so far as it was not being achieved, progress in the period concerned towards its achievement.

(3)In making an assessment as mentioned in subsection (2)(b), the community justice partners must use the relevant indicators.

(4)In preparing a report under subsection (1), the community justice partners for the area of a local authority must consult—

(a)each third sector body involved in community justice in relation to the area,

(b)such community bodies in relation to the area as they consider appropriate, and

(c)such other persons as they consider appropriate.

(5)The community justice partners must, as soon as reasonably practicable after publishing a report under subsection (1), send a copy to Community Justice Scotland.

(6)In this section, “relevant indicators” means—

(a)in relation to a nationally determined outcome, the national indicators,

(b)in relation to a locally determined outcome, the indicators set out in the community justice outcomes improvement plan for the area in relation to the outcome by virtue of section 19(6)(a).

(7)Regulations under subsection (1)(a) are subject to the negative procedure.

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