A Model for Community Safety and Community Justice

Published 13/03/2002
Type Article
Author(s) Sue Raikes
Corresponding Authors Sue Raikes, Thames Valley Partnership

This paper explores and develops a model for Community Justice and Community Safety in which three ‘drivers’ of Protection, Rehabilitation and Inclusion are held in constructive tension. The model identifies the different objectives, assumptions and methods of each driver and links these with recent trends and policies impacting on community justice. The model aims to show how Community Safety and Community Justice works at the hub of these three drivers and suggests that a joined–up, over-arching strategy driven by partnership working can integrate the three elements of the model. The model is illustrated by drawing from three areas of Community Safety practice: domestic violence; mentally vulnerable offenders; and youth crime.