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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 13: Community justice partners

22.Section 13(1) defines “community justice partners” for the purposes of the Act. This is a list of persons who are considered to have functions in relation to community justice. The Scottish Ministers are included as a community justice partner with the expectation that the Scottish Prison Service will represent Ministers in carrying out certain functions under the Act.

23.The Act contains a number of functions which are to be exercised in respect of the separate local authority areas of Scotland. Those functions are to be exercised by those of the list of community justice partners who are relevant to the area, acting jointly. Subsection (2) identifies the group of partners who are to have these functions in relation to a local authority area.

24.Subsection (3) enables the Scottish Ministers to make regulations which add to, remove from, or amend, this list of partners. Any such regulations are subject to affirmative procedure.

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