Transforming Scotland’s Justice System

Scotland's Justice System

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extensive disruption within our justice system. Despite restrictions easing, the adverse effects are likely to be felt for years to come – from victims and community justice services to prisons and courts, where the backlog of solemn cases is not expected to be cleared until 2025. However, the past two years have also demonstrated how resilient and responsive the system can be with the adoption of new working methods across the board.

Following publication of the Scottish Government’s Vision for Justice in Scotland last month, and with a new Community Justice Strategy due to be published in Spring 2022, now is the time to think about what we truly want our justice system to look like and how we can transform it for the better.

This event was the ideal opportunity to have these discussions, bringing together stakeholders from across the public and third sectors and those with lived experience.

This event is CPD certified in principle

Format: Short presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A   

In this opening session, we will hear from stakeholders about the lessons they have learnt whilst working through the pandemic; what approaches and strategies they would like to see continued or expanded upon; and perspectives on the Scottish Government’s new Vision for Justice.   

Format: Short presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A   

Nine months after the publication of the Scottish Government’s Youth Justice Vision and Action Plan, here we will look at the progress that is being made in terms of the Year 1 Priorities and Actions, including improving participation and engagement of children and young people; multi-agency working; and early and effective interventions.   

Format: Short presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A   

With the Scottish Government due to publish a new Community Justice strategy in Spring 2022, this session will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to discuss the changes and improvements that could be made to the community justice landscape.

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    • Start Date
      30 Mar 2022 10:00 am
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      30 Mar 2022 3:00 pm
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