Explanatory Notes

Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

2016 asp 10

21 March 2016

Commentary on Sections

Section 10: Corporate plan

18.Section 10 sets out the arrangements to be observed by Community Justice Scotland when preparing its corporate plan. Once established, Community Justice Scotland must prepare a plan setting out how it intends to exercise its functions as soon as is reasonably practicable. When preparing the plan, Community Justice Scotland must have regard to the national strategy and must consult each of the community justice partners; such third sector bodies involved in community justice (as defined in section 14(1)) as it considers appropriate; and such other persons it considers appropriate. The plan must be submitted to the Scottish Ministers as soon as practicable after Community Justice Scotland is established. The Scottish Ministers may approve the plan with modifications, if they consider this appropriate. Should the Scottish Ministers wish to modify the plan, they must first consult Community Justice Scotland. Following approval, the Scottish Ministers must lay a copy of the plan before the Scottish Parliament. Thereafter, Community Justice Scotland must publish the plan as soon as is reasonably practicable.

19.Community Justice Scotland must review the corporate plan as soon as reasonably practicable following publication of a revised national strategy. Otherwise, Community Justice Scotland may review it at any time. Should Community Justice Scotland decide to revise the plan following a review, the revised plan must follow the same processes for preparation, submission, approval and review as set out in the paragraph above.