Have your say about Community Justice

Closed 9 Jun 2019

Opened 3 May 2019


Community Justice partners are working to:

  • Reduce crime;
  • Keep communities safe; and
  • Promote social inclusion and citizenship.

Community Justice wants to support everyone to contribute to our communities and live crime-free lives. Some people need more support to do this than others.  We need to support people who have committed offences so they can add value to – rather than detract from – our society. At the same time, we must make sure that the needs of victims and witnesses of crime are met.

We have learned that alternative sentencing programmes (such as enrolling in job training, anger management or psychological counselling) are more likely than a prison sentence to help people to healthier, more productive and crime­-free lives. Communities benefit more from people convicted of less serious crimes going through these alternative programmes so that they are less likely to offend again.

Tell us how we can improve community justice in your area.

Why We Are Consulting

Community justice involves everyone. Not only justice services but also people with offending backgrounds, their families and services working with them, local communities, private businesses, voluntary sector bodies and victims and witnesses of crime, their families and organisations supporting them.

You, your organisation, your family and your community know your area best and we want to hear your suggestions for improving community justice.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Anyone from any background


  • All interests