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Redesigning the Community Justice System: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Published: 4 Oct 2013
Part of:
Research
ISBN:
9781782569411

A written consultation was carried out by the Scottish Government on “Redesigning the Community Justice System” between 20 December 2012 and 30 April 2013. This document reports on the analysis of the responses to the consultation.

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Redesigning the Community Justice System: Analysis of Consultation Responses
Annex 2: Responses to Question 1

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Annex 2: Responses to Question 1

Question 1 asked, for each of 15 key characteristics:

Which option(s) do you think is more likely to meet the key characteristics (set out on pages 15 and 16 of the Consultation) that, if integral to any new community justice system, are more likely to lead to better outcomes?

The tables below deal with the responses provided to each of the 15 elements of question 1. In each case, the data presented is a summary of the number of responses which contain "A", or "B", or "C".

1a. Strategic direction and leadership to drive forward performance improvements and deliver public services that protect victims and communities and meet the needs of people who offend.

Table 1. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1a

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 16 14% 22%
Contains B 55 49% 74%
Contains C 39 35% 53%
Not answered 38 34%

1b. A focus on prevention and early intervention

Table 2. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1b

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 16 14% 22%
Contains B 63 56% 85%
Contains C 23 21% 31%
Not answered 39 35%

1c. Better and more coherent person-centred opportunities for supporting desistance, which focus on developing the capacities and capabilities of offenders to enable them to make a positive contribution to their families and communities

Table 3. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1c

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 13 12% 18%
Contains B 60 54% 81%
Contains C 26 23% 35%
Not answered 39 35%

1d. Clearer lines of political, strategic and operational accountability for performance and mechanisms to support continuous improvement

Table 4. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1d

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 8 7% 11%
Contains B 50 45% 68%
Contains C 41 37% 55%
Not answered 37 33%

1e. Effective local partnership and collaboration that brings together public, third and private sector partners, including non-justice services, and local communities to deliver shared outcomes that really matter to people

Table 5. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1e

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 15 13% 20%
Contains B 62 55% 84%
Contains C 18 16% 24%
Not answered 37 33%

1f. Strategic commissioning of services that are based on a robust analysis of needs, evidence of what supports desistance and best value for money

Table 6. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1f

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 20 18% 27%
Contains B 53 47% 72%
Contains C 33 29% 45%
Not answered 37 33%

1g. A strong and united voice that represents community justice interests with the judiciary, public and media

Table 7. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1g

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 17 15% 23%
Contains B 43 38% 58%
Contains C 52 46% 70%
Not answered 38 34%

1h. Better data management and evaluation to assess organisational and management performance, including the impact of services

Table 8. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1h

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 14 13% 19%
Contains B 51 46% 69%
Contains C 40 36% 54%
Not answered 38 34%

1i. Involvement of service users, their families and the wider community in the planning, delivery and reviewing of services

Table 9. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1i

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 14 13% 19%
Contains B 67 60% 91%
Contains C 17 15% 23%
Not answered 37 33%

1j. Provision of an overview of the system as a whole, including consistency and breadth of service provision

Table 10. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1j

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 7 6% 9%
Contains B 45 40% 61%
Contains C 46 41% 62%
Not answered 38 34%

1k. Better integration between local partnership structures, services and organisations working with offenders and their families

Table 11. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1k

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 14 13% 19%
Contains B 64 57% 86%
Contains C 15 13% 20%
Not answered 37 33%

1l. A more co-ordinated and strategic approach to working with the third sector

Table 12. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1l

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 17 15% 23%
Contains B 54 48% 73%
Contains C 45 40% 61%
Not answered 37 33%

1m. A strategic approach to workforce development and leadership for criminal justice social work staff that is based on evidence of what supports desistance and builds expertise, capacity and resilience and encourages collaborative working with other professionals towards shared outcomes

Table 13. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1m

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 23 21% 31%
Contains B 50 45% 68%
Contains C 48 43% 65%
Not answered 39 35%

1n. Greater professional identity for community justice staff which builds on their existing values and provides well defined opportunities for career progression

Table 14. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1n

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 14 13% 19%
Contains B 52 46% 70%
Contains C 44 39% 59%
Not answered 40 36%

1o. Ability to follow innovation nationally and internationally, as well as develop and share evidence based good practice

Table 15. Summary of responses containing A, B or C for Q1o

No. % of all % of those making a choice
Contains A 21 19% 28%
Contains B 48 43% 65%
Contains C 52 46% 70%
Not answered 40 36%

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