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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 23: Reports on performance in relation to community justice outcomes

39.Section 23 requires community justice partners to publish a report setting out their assessment on whether the nationally determined outcomes and any locally determined outcomes were achieved in their area during the period of the report. The report must set out the action taken by the community justice partners in the period of the report to achieve the outcome and their assessment of whether each outcome was being met. Where an outcome is not being achieved, the report must set out the progress towards its achievement. In making their assessment, the community justice partners must use the relevant indicators set out in their community justice outcomes improvement plans. Subsection (6) sets out what is meant by “relevant indicators”.

40.When preparing the reports, the community justice partners must consult each third sector body involved in community justice in relation to the area; such community bodies in relation to the area as they consider appropriate; and such other parties as they consider appropriate. This report must be published as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each reporting period and a copy sent to Community Justice Scotland.

41.The timing of the first reporting period will be set by the Scottish Ministers by regulations which are subject to the negative procedure. Thereafter, the end of subsequent reporting periods will fall on the anniversary of the end of the first reporting period.

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