Community Justice (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision about community justice, including establishing a new national body to oversee community justice and introducing requirements in relation to the achievement of particular nationally and locally determined outcomes; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

This Scottish Government Bill was introduced on 7 May 2015 by the Cabinet Secretary for Justice.

The Bill was passed by the Parliament on 11 February 2016.


Stage 1

Lead Committee: Justice

Dates of consideration by lead committee:

19 May 2015

2 June 2015

1 September 2015 (evidence)

15 September 2015 (evidence)

6 October 2015 (evidence) 

27 October 2015

3 November 2015 (evidence)

Dates of consideration by other committees:

17 June 2015 (Finance)

1 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

9 September 2015 (Finance)

29 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

30 September 2015 (Finance)

3 November 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)

After Passing

Received Royal Assent on 21 March 2016.