COMMUNITY JUSTICE AUTHORITIES
Community Justice Authorities (CJAs) are statutory bodies created by the Management of Offenders etc (Scotland) Act 2005 to be strategic planning and monitoring authorities for the provision of community justice services.
What we intend to do
Lanarkshire Community Justice Authority (LCJA) in its widest sense is composed of a range of statutory partners who work with offenders in a number of contexts. We have now produced a 3 year plan identifying how we will, along with all partners address our prorities. The National Strategy for the Management of Offenders identifies a number of key processes that must be in place to ensure effective offender management among agencies. This includes sharing best practice, information sharing, strong partnership working and a robust performance management system.
Membership of the LCJA Board comprises of 3 elected members each from North and South Lanarkshire Councils, with meetings taking place every 3 months. Those in attendance include senior officers from Social Work, Scottish Prison Service (SPS), Strathclyde Police, the Procurator Fiscal, Health, Independent Sector and Victim Support Scotland.
Who are the Members of a CJA?
Only elected members of Local Authorities will be members of the Authority. The composition of each CJA is shown in the background paper available to download below.
Each CJA employs a Chief Officer and support staff to carry out the functions of the CJA.
Download Background Paper here.