supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
New resource available to make community justice visible
A new resource – by Community Justice Scotland – which aims to transform the current public narrative and perceptions around community justice has been launched.
The free, framing toolkit is informed by research with people with experience of the justice system, experts and practitioners from organisations across Scotland and members of the public. It includes guidance on public communications that aims to generate greater understanding of community justice. It is accompanied by a new national image library with real-life photographs of community justice. This includes images of recovery and rehabilitation services, unpaid work projects and restrictions of liberty such as electronic tagging.
The toolkit is available to support people and organisations to shape how they speak, write and communicate about community justice in ways that have the potential to increase public awareness and confidence in it as a sentencing option.