Community Safety Partnership

The Community Safety Partnership is committed to improving outcomes for people in community justice. It aspires to achieve the Scottish Government’s vision for community justice.

Scotland is a safer, fairer and more inclusive nation where we:

  • prevent and reduce offending by addressing its underlying causes; and
  • safely and effectively manage and support those who have committed offences to help them reintegrate into the community and realise their potential for the benefit of all citizens.

The Community Safety Partnership has responsibility for the development and implementation of the community justice outcomes improvement plan and reports annually to the board on the plan’s progress.

The partnership has its own governance arrangements and is chaired by Councillor Amy McNeese-Mechan. Membership of the partnership is:

  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council
  • NHS Lothian
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Victim Support