Criminal justice

The purpose of social work services in the criminal justice system is to:

  • provide assessments to Courts, Procurators Fiscal and the Parole Board
  • supervise offenders in the community
  • support the families of prisoners, victims of crime and those attending court.

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Services include:

  • providing Criminal Justice Social Work reports to assist Courts in their sentencing decisions
  • reports for the Parole Board to assist in decisions regarding release from Prison
  • supervising Community Payback Orders, Community Service/Probation Orders and prisoners released on post custodial sentences or licenses
  • multi-agency risk management of offenders who are assessed as posing a risk of harm to the public, an individual or to themselves
  • developing effective risk management plans for prisoners returning to the community in liaison with other statutory and voluntary agencies
  • providing services related to financial penalties, including the supervision of Supervised Attendance Orders.