Re­vamp of lo­cal jus­tice sys­tem

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A new com­mu­nity jus­tice sys­tem is op­er­at­ing in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang.

A re­vamp of the sys­tem by the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment has seen lo­cal com­mu­nity jus­tice part­ner­ships set up across the coun­try.

A na­tional body, Com­mu­nity Jus­tice Scot­land has also been es­tab­lished.

Com­mu­nity jus­tice con­cerns the is­sues fac­ing po­ten­tial of­fend­ers and ex­of­fend­ers and aims to help pre­vent crimes oc­cur­ring in the first place or re­oc­cur­ring.

Liam Pur­die, chair of South La­nark­shire Com­mu­nity Jus­tice Part­ner­ship, said: “There are many fac­tors that can lead peo­ple into of­fend­ing and make it dif­fi­cult for them to break away from that life, and th­ese fac­tors can vary hugely not only from per­son to per­son but from area to area.

“That is why it is a much more ef­fec­tive way of help­ing peo­ple if we bring to­gether the dif­fer­ent groups in each coun­cil area who are work­ing to ac­knowl­edge and as­sist with th­ese fac­tors.”

The part­ner­ship in­cludes a wide-range of part­ners.

For more in­for­ma­tion email iso­bel.mccarthy@ south­la­nark­shire.gcsx.gov. uk or call 01698 453751.

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