JustRight Scotland was established by an experienced group of human rights lawyers, working towards a new model of Collaborative Social Justice. We have 40 years’ experience between us of developing and implementing projects, legal services, legal education and research and policy work within the justice and human rights sector within Scotland and further afield.
Our key strategic values are:
- Collaborative working to ensure best outcomes for individuals and maximum impact for civil society.
- A fairer Scotland with reduced inequality.
- Equality in access to justice.
- Realisation of human rights.
- Inclusion of all in the delivery of services in a manner that is just and respectful.
- Legal service provision is at its most effective when complemented by other tools such as targeted policy, research and public legal education.
- The effectiveness of legal service provision is maximised when those affected input to its delivery at all levels.
- How we provide our services is just as important as our outcomes.
- Harnessing innovative IT and other models to provide accessible, scaleable and sustainable solutions.
- Working at international, national and local levels with a range of different actors and disciplines to ensure maximum impact.
We have worked hard to ensure that our values inform our strategic aims, which guide us in setting out both how we will approach our work and what we hope to accomplish in the next few years.
What is Collaborative Social Justice?
We believe in widening access to quality and early interventions that address root causes. Our aim at JustRight Scotland is to understand the wider issues and barriers at play and to achieve maximum impact by working to address these through strategic legal interventions and our research and policy remit. We believe in evaluating what we do and sharing that information in order to build an evidence base and collaborative blueprints to support change at a broader level and improve the capability of civil society as a whole.
However, in the current political, social and economic contexts we now live in, successful outcomes cannot be attained without working with others to achieve common goals. We need to be diverse and able to adapt to change and do so in a way that uses all resources available to us.
JustRight Scotland Collaborations
At JustRight Scotland, we therefore don’t believe that the law by itself is the answer to improving access to justice, equality and rights. Instead, we believe in the power of teams and collaborations; we need to work with others in order to better harness our combined financial, human and social capital. That is why we will develop projects that will:-
- Respond to an identifiable and specific gap within the social justice, rights and equality landscape within Scotland
- Assess the best way to respond to this gap and design a legal solution with targeted casework, advice outreach and strategic interventions
- Maximise financial, human and social capital and achieve our outcomes through the development of innovative and sustainable collaborations across society
- Ensure that we share our learning along the way
- Harness digital and communications strategies to assist us to effectively deliver our aims
At the moment, we are operating collaborations with the British Red Cross, the Scottish Guardianship Service, Kids in Need of Defense UK, Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA), Rape Crisis Scotland, the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow. Take a look at Our Work to find out more.