Community Justice Scotland (CJS) is the national body responsible for reducing re-offending. Launched in April 2017, it replaced eight separate community justice authorities.

The organisation’s vision of breaking the cycle of re-offending is achieved through constant innovation and partnership working to develop new ways of supporting offenders, their families and support agencies; reducing offending, victim numbers and introducing world-leading standards of community justice across Scotland.

An efficient and effective system for offender management is key.

Working with partners NVT and Grianan Risk, Bridgeall is responsible for the support and on-going development of the Offender Management System used by CJS, the Scottish Prison Service, 1,200 social workers and 100 psychologists across 32 Local Authorities.

A new updated version of the system is developed and released annually.

Through five major enhancements, the Bridgeall team – comprising a Senior Project Manager, Solution Architect and Software Engineers – successfully delivered major improvements to the three main components of the system – LSCMI (for general case assessment), MFMC (case management and rehabilitation of sex offenders) and Caledonian (case management of male offenders involving domestic abuse against woman and children).

By delivering a consistent offender risk, needs assessment and case management method, the system supports Community Justice Scotland’s objective of breaking the cycle of re-offending, allowing people to make a positive contribution to society.

You can access the full case study here – Community Justice Scotland.