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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 20: Preparation of community justice outcomes improvement plan

33.Local planning in partnership in communities across Scotland is a key part of the community justice model which the Act takes forward and the community justice outcomes improvement plan will be the primary document planning partners will use to set out their progress towards achieving outcomes together with the action they intend to take to further achieve outcomes over the next reporting period. In preparing the community justice outcomes improvement plan, the community justice partners must have regard to the national strategy, the national performance framework, and the local outcomes improvement plan for their area prepared under section 6(1) of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. Community justice partners must also consult Community Justice Scotland, third sector bodies involved in community justice in relation to the area, relevant community bodies and any other person they consider appropriate. They must also make reasonable efforts to determine which third sector bodies and community bodies are likely to be able to contribute to the preparation of the plan, and make reasonable efforts to secure and facilitate their participation.

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