Have your say on Community Justice

Closed 19 Feb 2023

Opened 6 Jan 2023


Community Justice partners are working to:

  • Reduce crime and reoffending
  • 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.  It is important that we support people who have committed offences so they can add value to 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 for less serious crimes, sentences such as doing unpaid work in the community or completing support programs, are more likely than a prison sentence to help people towards healthier, more productive, crime­free lives, and this benefits everyone in communities.

Why your views matter

Community justice involves everyone; justice services, 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.

We would like to hear your suggestions for improving community justice.


  • All Edinburgh


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community safety
  • Crime & Antisocial behaviour