Draft community justice plan is back out for consultation

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Borders residents are being asked for their thoughts on community justice and how it can reduce re-offending in the region.

The Scottish Borders Community Justice Board is currently drawing up plans and after initial public consultation they have added to the original draft plan and are seeking further comments on the updated draft.

Elaine Torrance, chief social work officer and chair of the community justice board said: “The feedback received on the draft plan was useful in terms of getting the views of local people about how they see community justice working in their local areas and what they feel could be done to support prevention or what barriers they think might exist to reducing offending.”

Councillor David Parker, leader of Scottish Borders Council and chair of the Community Planning Partnership, added: “This is an additional opportunity for local people to contribute towards the development of the Scottish Borders plan which is intended to reduce crime and reconviction rates and I would encourage them to give us any feedback they may have.”

To have your say before February 28, 2017, visit www.scotborders.gov.uk/communityjustice. Paper copies available, ring 01835 825080.