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  1. Safer and Stronger Opportunities and Challenges for Community Justice Authorities

  2. Background and Role • 8 CJAs - Glasgow is unique. • Local elected members provide accountability. • Strategic role, do not deliver services – yet. • 2% reduction in reconvictions by 2011. • Governance of CJSWS ring fenced funding.

  3. Area Plans 2008-2011 • Violent, serious and sex offenders • Persistent offenders, including women • Young Offenders • Resettlement and rehabilitation • Housing and Accommodation • Employability • Health, including general health and mental health • Addictions • Families and Victims

  4. Outcomes for Communities • Consistent approach leading to increased community safety. • Increased public confidence on the effectiveness of work with offenders. • Improved understanding of: • community disposals • the role of prisons. • Improved satisfaction for victims and sentencers. • Care of victims and timely information. • Timely information and involvement of families.

  5. Some Early Work • Glasgow’s Citizens’ Panel • Work with Families and Victims about timely information. • What works? Consultation with prisoners and those on a community sentence. • Local Community Service priorities. • Structured Deferred Sentence Package.

  6. Challenges Creating a community profile. From partnership to joint working with others The national and local agenda. Demonstrating improvement - early. Opportunities Strong Glasgow identity Support and existing community structures Prison Commission & Audit Scotland reports Community Service visibility and feedback Challenges and Opportunities

  7. SASO Glasgow Annual Conference12 May 2008 Anne Connolly Chief Officer Glasgow CJA anne.connolly@glasgow.gov.uk