Orkney Community Justice Partnership

The Community Justice Partnership is a newly established Partnership in Orkney, responsible for the local planning and delivery of Community Justice. Legislation has recently been introduced, transferring this responsibility from the existing eight regional Community Justice Authorities, to 32 local area Community Justice Partnerships across Scotland. The redesign in which Community Justice services are provided allows delivery, partnership, co-ordination and collaboration to remain at the heart  of Community Justice planning at a local level.

Whilst the Orkney Partnership is responsible for overseeing the redesign arrangements locally, a new national body, Community Justice Scotland, will provide leadership, enhanced opportunities for innovation, learning and development, and assurance on the delivery of improved outcomes.

At the end of March 2017, the Community Justice Authorities were disestablished, and the new arrangements of each local area Partnership came in to full effect on 1st April 2017.

The Orkney Community Justice Partnership currently consists of the following Partners:


NHS Orkney

Orkney Alcohol Counselling and Advisory Service

Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership

Orkney Appropriate Adult Service

Orkney Domestic Abuse Forum and Violence Against Women

Orkney Equality Forum

Orkney Housing Association Ltd

Orkney Integration Joint Board

Orkney Islands Council

Orkney Islands Property Development Ltd

Orkney Rape Crisis

Police Scotland

Positive Prison? Positive Futures

Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Scottish Ministers (i.e. Scottish Prison Service, Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service)

Skills Development Scotland

Victim Support Scotland

Voluntary Action Orkney

Women's Aid Orkney


Terms of Reference

Please click here to read our terms of reference.


Minutes of Meeting held 27 June 2016

Minutes of Meeting held 16 September 2016

Minutes of Meeting held 9 February 2017