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Bail Supervision


Local Authority area:

Argyll and Bute

Primary Courts of relevance:

Campbeltown, Lochgilphead Annexe, Oban, Dunoon, Dumbarton, Greenock

All information provided by:

Argyll and Bute Community Justice Partnership

Argyll and Bute Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

The information on this page has been provided by Community Justice Partnerships. Community Justice Scotland is not responsible for the accuracy of the information and is unable to respond to direct queries. All such queries in respect of the information shown on this page should be directed to the Community Justice Partnership to which it relates.

This information will be reviewed and updated where required.

Bail Supervision

Interventions suitable for


Programme title and provider

Bail Supervision

Details of all specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available

Bail supervision currently available throughout Argyll and Bute.
This would include monitoring of bail conditions and an action plan to address areas of assessed risks and needs.
Regular progress reports would be made available to the court.

Possible Outcomes

A reduction in the use of remand with particular focus on vulnerable groups such as those with mental health problems, women, single parents, people with carer responsibilities, people with substance misuse issues and young people aged between 16 and 21.
Early intervention and continued access or supported referrals to community support services that may not be available in custody will be provided via a robust structured action plan delivered by a justice worker.
Monitoring of bail restrictions and action on breach will be provided.
Minimisation of disruption to families, employment and housing.
Encourage greater confidence in the use of non-custodial disposals by sentencers as a result of the experience of successful completion of periods on bail supervision.

Process for assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Court/lawyers can request an assessment for bail supervision via or by phoning 01369 707159.
Courts will also be supplied with regular bail supervision progress reports.

Where no specific scheme/intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on judicial request? Please provide details