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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 11: Annual reports on exercise of functions

20.Section 11 requires Community Justice Scotland to prepare and publish an annual report as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year. The report must provide information on the exercise of Community Justice Scotland’s functions. In preparing the report, Community Justice Scotland must engage with each of the community justice partners; such third sector bodies involved in community justice as it considers appropriate; and, anyone else it considers appropriate – which could, for example, include wider stakeholders and delivery partners. Community Justice Scotland must send a copy of the report to the Scottish Ministers who must lay it before the Scottish Parliament. Once the report is laid before the Scottish Parliament, Community Justice Scotland must publish it.

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