Our Let’s Talk series was designed to help people understand the importance of community justice and reducing reoffending and to raise awareness of services working to create better outcomes for those involved in the justice system.
Our first series of the ‘Let’s Talk’ feature had a focus on Justice Services Unpaid Work Teams across Ayrshire. We wanted people to understand the importance of their role in community justice and hoped the information would raise awareness of the benefits of Unpaid Work and highlight some of the positive action undertaken in the community.
Following on from this the Community Justice Ayrshire Partnership wanted to highlight some of the organisations across Ayrshire who contribute to reducing reoffending and who work to create better outcomes for those involved in the Justice System.
The second series of our ‘Let’s Talk’ feature has been a positive step in working together to promote the amazing work taking place across Ayrshire, by our Third Sector Partners who work to create better outcomes for those involved in the justice system.
We are working on new content that will build on the success of our earlier articles. If your organisation would like to take part in these ongoing features, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Claire Gilsenan (CGilsenan@north-ayrshire.gov.uk).
Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment by offering direct support to families via their Helpline and Regional Family Support Coordinators.
Break the Silence provide professional support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse, of all genders aged 13 years and over, living in East and North Ayrshire.
Part of North Ayrshire’s Employability Partnership, Positive Steps With Partners is an employability programme delivered by The Ayrshire Community Trust.
Recovery Enterprises Scotland aim to work with communities to tackle social issues such as poverty, isolation, and equitable access to support.
Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer
An Unpaid work requirement gives the person the opportunity to contribute in a positive way to local communities.
A Community Payback Order is a sentence served in the community rather than in a prison.
Work undertaken as part of unpaid work does not replace paid employment but enhances work carried out by the local authority and community groups.