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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 14: Third sector bodies involved in community justice

25.Section 14(1) defines what is meant by references in the Act to a third sector body which is involved in community justice. It means a third sector body which provides a service in relation to community justice or which represents or promotes the interests of persons referred to in subsection (4) or of other persons who are or may be affected by community justice in subsection (5). The persons referred to in subsection (4) are those persons who fall within section 1(3), (6) or (7), or persons who are being prepared for release from imprisonment or detention in a penal institution. The persons referred to in subsection (5) include the families of those persons and victims and families of victims. The term “third sector body” is defined in section 37.

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