The Community Justice Ayrshire Partnership is made up of so many different organisations and services, who work hard to reduce reoffending and improve outcomes for people caught up in the justice system and the wider community impacted by justice issues.
Our ‘Day in the Life’ series has been a positive step in learning more about the different roles involved in community justice. It has given us the opportunity to get to know the people behind the badge, in order to better understand what they do and consider how we can all work more closely to support our common goal.
If you would like to share your ‘Day in the Life’ or nominate a colleague or team member within your service (with permission of course) please do get in touch with Claire Gilsenan (CGilsenan@north-ayrshire.gov.uk).
The more we can do to raise awareness and understanding of everyone who plays a part in community justice, the better we can work together and the more positive the outcomes.
Police Scotland was established on 1 April 2013 and is responsible for policing across the whole of Scotland. Ayrshire Police Division is made up of three command areas – North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.
The Desistance Officer is a new role established in September 2021 and is based within the Partnership Delivery Team.
The Shine Women’s Mentoring Service has been established for nine years in Ayrshire and operates on a pan-Ayrshire basis.
South Ayrshire Women’s Aid provide a confidential service that gives information, support and temporary accommodation to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
Venture Trust work with people experiencing difficult life circumstances including involvement in the justice system, substance misuse, homelessness, unemployment or many other challenges.
East Ayrshire Advocacy Service supports people in the community who have drug or alcohol issues as well as supporting men in prison within HMP Kilmarnock.
The Psychology and Interventions Team within HMP Kilmarnock support the roles of Offending Behaviour Group work Facilitators.
The aim of the Employability Mentor Programme is to improve people’s lives, step by step, to gain skills that will enable them to have a chance of reintegration into the community and break down barriers to reduce reoffending.
Justice Social Work staff provide a critical social work function within the Court setting and are often the first point of contact within Justice Services for many people and their families.