Domestic abuse: justice partners group


This group was established following the Criminal Justice Committee’s post-legislative scrutiny of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 and is comprised of the justice partners who considered the initial implementation of the Act. 

It first convened in August 2023 to discuss the recent review reports and agreed to further roundtable discussions to provide regular and collective updates on work to tackle domestic abuse.

Its key focus will be:

  • developing the evidence base
  • improving victim experience
  • tackling perpetrators
  • improving multi agency working
  • early intervention/prevention and changing societal attitudes


  • Scottish Government (SG) 
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) 
  • Justice Analytical Services (JAS)
  • The Judicial Institute for Scotland 
  • Police Scotland (PS)
  • Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS)


Domestic abuse: justice partners group - terms of reference



Any enquiries about the work of the roundtable should be addressed to 

Help and support

If you have been affected by anything on this page and would like support, you can contact the Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

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