National Strategy for Community Justice: Review Consultation

Closes 8 Nov 2021

Opened 27 Sep 2021

Results expected 24 Nov 2021


This consultation invites comments as part of the review of the National Strategy for Community Justice.

As per section 16 of the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016, Scottish Ministers must review the current strategy by 24 November 2021. Following this review, Scottish Ministers have committed to developing a new strategy, and it is expected that this will be published in Spring 2022, following a public consultation exercise in due course.

Please read the accompanying consultation document 'National Strategy for Community Justice: Review Consultation', and let us know your views.

Read the consultation paper

Why your views matter

This consultation is primarily intended for partners that are engaged with or have a direct interest in the current strategy. Alongside this consultation, we will also hold workshop discussions to further explore views on the strategy (if you are interested in taking part in one of our workshop discussions, please email: These activities will directly inform the approach to the new strategy.

Ensuring that partners have the opportunity to contribute to this review process is vital to the success of the new strategy. The objective of this engagement exercise is to learn what has worked well and what hasn’t over the past 5 years, and to assess what changes in approach to the strategy might be necessary, by seeking views on:

  • The current vision, mission statement, priorities and principles;
  • The impact of the current strategy; and
  • The future priorities for community justice.

Give us your views


  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Law and Order