***NEW*** MAPPA Annual Reports 2015/16

Both Fife and Forth Valley MAPPA Annual Reports 2015/16 published today (Friday 28th October).


These can be found under "Our Publications Tab" - "MAPPA Annual Reports".


Fife & Forth Valley CJA Annual Report 201516

We are delighted to publish our Annual Report for 2015/16. This year has been especially busy for us in assisting our partners in the transition arrangements for the new community justice structure. Through the work of the CJA and our partners, we have successfully reduced the reconviction rates in our area. Through financial assistance from the Scottish Government, we have supported new services for women at risk of offending across all four of our local authority areas. 

We are maintaining excellent working relationships with all our partners as we move further into the transition of community justice and intend to sustain this support until we are disestablished at the end of March 2017.

We wish to take this opportunity of thanking all our partners for the support they continue to give the CJA and look forward to the continued working relationship throughout the rest of 2016/17. 

Our Annual Report can be found under our Publications Tab.


Community Justice Strategy & OPI Framework

The most recent copies of the new Community Justice Strategy, National Outcomes Performance & Improvement Framework and FAQ are available under our "publications' tab - Scottish Government Publications folder. These documents are for the attention of all our Board members and partners.

Equality Impact Assessments

As part of our "Equalities Outcomes & Mainstreaming Report 2013", which was published on our website in April 2013; FFV CJA have adopted an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) process.

All authors preparing papers to be submitted to our Board and partnership meetings should give consideration to equality issues via the EQIA process.

Report writers must give consideration as to whether an EQIA is needed.

For Guidance:

  • If a report is going to the Board for information only and no action will result from the report (e.g. Performance reports, budget monitoring) an EQIA is not necessary.
  • If a report advises the impact of a policy after implementation, an EQIA will need to be appended to the report to reassess the policys' impact.
Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Authority

Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Authority (FFV CJA) is a public sector agency.  Our purpose is to reduce re-offending and create safer communities.  We work in partnership with a range of statutory partners, including our constituent Local Authorities, Scottish Prison Service, Police Scotland, Scottish Courts, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Fife, APEX Scotland, Sacro and Victim Support.

The work of Fife and Forth Valley CJA is set out in our Area Plan and our Annual Report.

FFVCJA now has its own Facebook page and Twitter account. Please follow us and like our page.

News, publications and issues relevant to the work of FFVCJA will be included on both media platforms.

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Board Papers

Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Authority will be Disestablished by the Scottish Government, as of 31 March 2017.  


The Agenda and supporting papers for the Final Meeting of Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Authority, scheduled on Tuesday, 24 January 2017, at 9.30 am, in Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY, are available to print/view by clicking on the following link:





If you require information regarding meetings of The Authority, please contact Katy Fearon, Personal Assistant to the Chief Officer, Fife and Forth Valley CJA:  E-mail:  pa@ffvcja.co.uk - Tel:  01259 727435.


Please click on the links below to view previous FFV CJA Board Meeting Agendas and supporting papers.








See next page(s) for FFV CJA Board Papers 2011- 2006 











Community Payback

Justice seen, Justice done

The Community Payback Order is a new low tariff sentence imposed by Courts as an alternative to custody (only imposed on an offender aged 16 or above). This new Order replaces the existing provisions for community service orders etc and offers the opportunity for low level offenders to payback their community for their offence through unpaid hard work.

Unpaid work or other activity requirements can be imposed for between 20 and 300 hours.  An unpaid work or other activity requirement must be completed within 3 months (Level 1) and 6 months (Level 2), unless the court states otherwise at the point of sentence.

Local Authorities are keen to promote the valuable work carried out and are always looking for new projects and suggestions for projects whether they may be routine or innovative, regular or one-off.

Fresh Start Programme, Falkirk

Fresh Start is a skills based course to help offenders increase their confidence and employability. This is undertaken in conjunction with physical labour undertaken when on community service. The programme received an award in the Highly Commended category at the Scottish Community Service Awards in April 2010.

Case study of an ex-offender

Nominate a Project

To nominate a Community Payback project in your area click on the relevant link below:


Information Bulletin

June 2016

The latest version of the New Community Justice Strategy and the Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework, including a FAQ is published under our Publications tab - Scottish Government Publications folder.

These documents are referred to at our Board on 14th June 2016.

We are still awaiting the response to the Scottish Government Consultation on the extension of the Presumption Against Short-term Sentences. This is expected in the next week or two.

Other publications referred to are:


  • Full Inspection Report on HMP and YOI Cornton Vale
  • Scottish Government Consultation – Electronic Monitoring

If you require copies of any of the reports mentioned then please email:




September 2015

There are 3 articles which FFV CJA would like Board members and partners to be aware of for the next Board:


Community Justice (Scotland) Bill: FFV CJA Submission of Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee

National CJA Submission of Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Justice Committee

Scotland needs a shared, bold, coherent strategy on women who offend, Article by Anne Pinkman, FFV CJA Chief Officer in Scottish Justice Matters Journal, June 2015



June 2015 

There is one Information Report for Board Members to note prior to the next Board meeting which is due to be held on 30 June 2015 at Falkirk. 

This Report is in relation to the updated Action Plan for FFV CJA for 2015-17 reflecting the progress we have made in Year 1 of our Area Plan 2014-17. Full details of our progress will be detailed in our Annual Report which is due out after the summer.

A copy of the Information Report, together with our updated Action Plan can be accessed through our June Newsletter which has been emailed to our subscribers. If you do not currently subscribe, please get in touch and we will set this up for you.

These reports are also available under our Publications page - Information Report under "FFVCJA Newsletters, Reports & Responses" and the Updated Action Plan under "FFVCJA Action Plans".


June 2014  

There are no Information Reports for Board Members to note prior to the FFV CJA Board meeting to be held on the 16th June 2014.

We have produced our first briefing/newsletter on Domestic Abuse as part of our commitment through our Action Plan for 2014-17.

We have also recently funded research on Young Men in Custody.


Both documents are available through clicking on the links below:


FFV CJA Domestic Abuse Briefing Spring 2014

Young Men in Custody Research Report


March 2014 

There are no Information Reports for Board Members to note prior to the FFV CJA Board meeting to be held on the 11th March 2014.

Two reports have been published since our last Board which we would like our partners to note:

Local Authority Community Payback Order Annual Reports 2012/13 (including Scottish Government Summary)

SPS Organisational Review

December 2013 

There are no Information Reports for Board Members to note prior to the FFV CJA Board meeting on the 18th December 2013.

A number of other Reports & Articles are provided for information:

CJA Newsletter Autumn 2013 - Public Social Partnerships in Focus

Scottish Government Publication on Reconviction Rates in Scotland 2010-11 Offender Cohort

Fife & Forth Valley Annual Report 2012/13

Forth Valley Alcohol & Drug Partnership Annual Report 2012/13

MARAC Annual Report 2012/13

Links to these documents are provided. We also produce an electronic "Information Bulletin" which is emailed to partners & Board Members.

If you wish to be included on this mailing list then please email: ppcofficer@ffvcja.co.uk 

October 2013

Information Report on 'Redesigning the Community Justice System' is submitted for Board Members to note prior to the FFV CJA Board meeting on 2nd October 2013.

Information Report - Redesigning the Community Justice System (update October 2013)


A number of other reports and articles are provided for information only:


Fife MAPPA Annual Report 2012-13


Forth Valley MAPPA Annual Report 2012-2013


Forth Valley Early and Effective Intervention for Youth Offending Annual Report 2012-2013


Drug Deaths in Fife, Scotland 2012


Fife ADP Annual Report 2012-13


News Article Scottish Government - End to Automatic Early Release System


Executive Summary: Scottish Drug Strategy Delivery Commission Independent Expert Review of Opioid Replacement Therapies in Scotland


June 2013

There were no formal Information Reports for Board Members to note prior to the FFV CJA Board meeting on 17 June 2013.

Three reports were provided for information:

HMYOI Polmont Inspection Report

Forth Valley Drug Death Report 2011

National Drug Related Deaths Database (Scotland)-Report 2011

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