Orkney Community Justice Partnership

The Orkney Community Justice Partnership is 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. Click here to view the Partnership's Improvement Plan (2018-2021). 

The Orkney Community Justice Partnership aims to promote effective engagement and participation to help communities achieve greater control and influence in the decisions and circumstances that affect their lives, as per the The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.


2019-20 Partners


Orkney Islands Council

NHS Orkney 

Orkney Integration Joint Board

Police Scotland

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

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

Skills Development Scotland

Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service 




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 Islands Property Development Ltd

Orkney Rape Crisis

Positive Prison? Positive Futures

Relationships Scotland

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration

Victim Support Scotland

Voluntary Action Orkney

Women's Aid Orkney


The partnership has created a Communications and Engagement Strategy, which explains how the Orkney Community Justice Partnership plans to engage and communicate with its stakeholders and the wider community. This is a live document and can be viewed here.

Terms of Reference

Please click here to read our terms of reference.


Orkney Community Justice Partnership 

19 May 2017 

12 October 2017

27 February 2018

7 September 2018 

5 December 2018 

4 March 2019

Orkney Shadow Community Justice  Partnership 

16 September 2016

27 June 2016 

9 February 2017 


Northern Community Justice Authority (NCJA)

Before the establishment of Community Justice Partnerships, Performance was reported by 8 regional Community Justice Authorities across Scotland, one of which was the Northern Community Justice Authority. An agreed Regional Performance Framework for the north of Scotland has been used for the last 10 years to report changes and developments of Community Justice work in Orkney. 

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