7 Review and Governance of the OPI Framework
" Elements of the OPI Framework will be added to as they come onstream e.g. the approach to scrutiny and inspection and other elements which rely on linked documents will be updated as those documents are updated including the '5 Step Approach to Evaluation'."
Who will oversee and review the Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework?
Community Justice Scotland is responsible for both the oversight of the OPI Framework and taking forward its review and recommendations for its further development, working with the Scottish Government, statutory and non-statutory community justice partners and stakeholders to do so.
Following such a review, Community Justice Scotland must either make proposals to the Scottish Ministers for the revision of the framework or publish a statement indicating that they consider that the framework should not be revised.
The framework is the responsibility of Scottish Ministers and it would be for Scottish Ministers to publish any revision to the framework.
Ensuring stability for the implementation of the new model for Community Justice
As noted in Chapter One, it is important that the Outcomes, Performance and Improvement ( OPI) Framework is able to be updated as the new model for Community Justice matures and as local areas gain more experience in the use of the Framework.
Elements of the OPI Framework will be added to as they come onstream e.g. the approach to scrutiny and inspection and other elements which rely on linked documents will be updated as those documents are updated including the '5 Step Approach to Evaluation'.
However, it is also important to ensure stability for local areas as they implement the new model. Therefore, the aim is to keep the outcomes and indicators as they are at least until after the first full round of planning and reporting.
The companion documents can be updated on a regular basis, as required.
Governance of locally developed outcomes and indicators
If local areas choose to develop additional local outcomes and indicators, the governance for the review of these would be the responsibility of the partners working in that local area.
It may be that local areas, having used additional outcomes and/or indicators and have found these useful, may wish to put forward these to Community Justice Scotland for inclusion in a future iteration of the OPI Framework. In advance, of this, they may wish to discuss the utility of these with other local areas.
Review of companion documents to the Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework
This document introduced, at Chapter One, two companion documents to the OPI Framework:
1. 'Community Justice Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework - Definitions, Methods and Sources', which provides further detail on the indicators, methods of collection and identified data sources; and
2. 'Community Justice Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework - Frequently Asked Questions', which provides answers to some of the frequently asked questions on the OPI Framework.
These companion documents will be kept under review and added to or amended as required. In particular, the 'Definitions, Methods and Sources' document is likely to be highly iterative in nature as the OPI Framework has been designed to drive behaviour under what is a new model and way of working. Therefore, some data sources may not yet be in operation.
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