Commission on women offenders: making it work (leadership, structures, delivery)

  • A new national service, called the Community Justice Service, is

established to commission, provide and manage adult offender services in the


  • A National Community Justice and Prison Delivery Board, with an

independently appointed Chair, is set up to promote integration between the
Community Justice Service and the Scottish Prison Service, and deliver a shared
vision for reducing reoffending across the community and within custodial


  • A senior director in each of the key agencies is identified to take

responsibility for women offenders, championing and driving through


  • The Cabinet Secretary for Justice reports to the Scottish Parliament

within six months of the publication of this report, and annually thereafter,
on the steps taken to implement the recommendations in this report.

Source: Commission on women offenders report