Community Justice, Health and Wellbeing

Key contacts

Dr Linda Leighton-Beck – Head of Social Inclusion, NHSG CJ Strategic Lead.
Penny Gillies – Advanced Health Improvement Practitioner ,NHSG CJ Operational Lead.

Our Plan

Our plan has been developed by the Health Outcomes Steering Group. It is informed by previous needs assessments and plans, is consistent with a changed landscape, and national outcomes. It puts people in the justice system, those at risk of becoming involved, and their families and communities at the heart of our actions. This plan is our joint contribution to the local Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plans in Grampian.

For ease, our plan includes detail of national and local policy contexts.

The principles and the plan are the product of detailed dialogue with local statutory and non statutory partners. This has enabled us toalign our health improvement actions to quality principles and contribute to integrated, localised approaches to Community Justice across our three local authority areas. Elements of our plan will be integral to each of the three Community Justice Outcome Improvement plans in Grampian, consistent with their particular needs.

Our plan focuses on the health improvement opportunities of partnership within communities, links with and complements, current health services delivered within HMP & YOI Grampian and HMP Porterfield, Inverness.

Our plan promotes the health and wellbeing of people by working with and supporting those who are

  • at risk of offending or re-offending and their families
  • in the community following a period of detention, and their families
  • in prison and their families
  • in the CJ system including in custody centres, not yet convicted, under community sentences and under electronic tagging.
  • victims of crime.

The Plan is available here.


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