Community Justice Authorities (CJAs) were set up across Scotland to make our communities safer by reducing re-offending and improving the management of offenders. Our role is to coordinate the delivery of offender services by councils, voluntary organisations and other partners and to ensure close cooperation between community and prison services to aid the rehabilitation of offenders.
Our key aims are to contribute to reducing reoffending, and to improve community safety and public protection. We aim to achieve this by working towards a number of objectives as set out in our 3-year Area Plan 2011-2014.
There are a range of issues that Community Justice Authorities will move forward in partnership with Scottish Government and other partners. These range from early intervention and prevention, women offenders, short term prisoners and throughcare and young people who offend.
The Northern CJA is committed to working in partnership to reduce re-offending and contribute to a safer and stronger Scotland. Our partners include local authority criminal justice social work services, the Scottish prison Service, police, NHS and 3rd sector organisations.
We have a range of publications available to view, these include our current Area Plan, Action Plans, Annual Reports, minutes and papers from our CJA meetings, our policies, newsletters and other circulars, as well as a number of governance papers.