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Justice Vision for Scotland

Vision and Priorities for Justice in Scotland

Our vision is for a safe, just and resilient Scotland.

Justice in Scotland: Vision and Priorities updates the Justice Strategy published in 2012.  Using the latest evidence it describes recent successes, highlights key challenges and sets out key priorities for the future.  These shared priorities are for everyone involved in keeping our communities safe and delivering civil, criminal and administrative justice. They will be achieved by people and organisations working together across the justice system and beyond to deliver improvement and focus on shared outcomes.

2017-18 Delivery Plan

Whilst the Justice Vision and Priorities sets out our longer term vision, the accompanying Delivery Plan sets out the key actions that Scottish Government, justice organisations and partners will take in 2017-18. We will review and update this Plan annually.

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Monitoring progress

The Justice Board, which includes Scottish Government Directors and the heads of partner justice organisations, will monitor progress against the Justice Vision and Priorities.  We will review the role and content of the existing Justice Dashboard in developing the most effective approach to monitoring progress.


For further information or queries please email justicechange@gov.scot