7. Next steps
The review of the current strategy, as per the Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016, is now complete, and the Scottish Government has concluded – informed by this consultation exercise – that a revised strategy should be developed.
A public consultation on proposals for a revised strategy is currently being prepared, taking into account the learning and conclusions from the review and in liaison with key partners. This consultation will be published in due course.
As noted in the current Programme for Government, it is expected that the new strategy will be published during Spring 2022, and will set out clear aims for partners, with an emphasis on early intervention and encouraging a further shift away from the use of custody.
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