Community Justice Ayrshire is a partnership which is focused on preventing and reducing re-offending. They have published a Plan called ‘Beginnings, Belonging, Belief’ to help do this. The 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.

This plan is known as a Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan (CJOIP) and is a statutory requirement of the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016:

A new ‘Beginnings, Belonging, Belief’ Plan will be produced by April each year. Community Justice Ayrshire brings together a wide range of partners working to prevent and reduce re-offending. It reports to the three Ayrshire Community Planning Partnerships.

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