Introduction This article explores our experience, over the past five years, in developing education and training for community safety and anti-social behaviour professionals in the Institute of Applied Social Studies (IASS) at the University of Birmingham. It begins with an outline of the legislative and policy context for the emergence of these new occupational groups before considering what they do in practice, and identifying the knowledge and skills required. The article describes the process through which our Community Justice programme was developed, a summary of the curriculum content and the response from students. This is contrasted with developments in the professional curriculum for probation and youth justice workers. We conclude by commenting on the future of all community justice occupational education and training in the current economic climate, highlighting the trend towards a focus on skills and competencies.