To do this, we are working together to prevent and reduce re-offending in Ayrshire. This Community Justice Plan will help us to do this.
Community Justice means:
- Tackling the causes of offending to prevent it happening
- Working with people who are at risk of re-offending
- Supporting people who have committed crimes to move away from offending.
This Plan is for all of those affected by crime. That includes people involved in offending, their families, victims, communities and those working in the justice system. We need everyone to work together to succeed. To help with this we have made a new partnership called Community Justice Ayrshire. You can find out more about this at the end of this document.
Our Plan is called Beginnings, Belonging, Belief. We know from talking together that these three Ambitions are the most important steps to moving away from crime and leading a better life.
We know it can be hard to change, and some people will need more than one Beginning. Others will only take the first step when they (or others) have a Belief that change is possible. Some need a sense of Belonging in their family or community before they can see a different future. So these three Ambitions are not a straight line or set of steps, they are maybe more like a circle or a spiral.