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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 21: Community justice outcomes improvement plan: participation statement

34.Section 21(1) requires the community justice partners to prepare a statement setting out the action that they took to determine, secure and facilitate the participation of third sector bodies involved in community justice in relation to the area and relevant community bodies. The participation statement must also set out which third sector or community bodies participated.

35.Subsection (2) provides that the participation statement may be incorporated into the community justice outcomes improvement plan published under section 19(1). If the participation statement is not incorporated into the plan, the community justice partners must publish the statement and send a copy to Community Justice Scotland.

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