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Structured Deferred Sentence


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.

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Structured Deferred Sentence

Interventions suitable for


Programme title and provider

Structured Deferred Sentence

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

An SDS can be used to undertake short term and focused intervention work and also monitor good behaviour and/or progress towards identified goals. Progress reports can be made available to the Court.

Possible Outcomes

Opportunity to reduce risk of reoffending, and demonstrate stability of lifestyle to the Court without recourse to statutory orders.
Opportunity to provide evidence of ability to comply with justice services prior to sentence in cases where compliance to previous community orders has been an issue.

Process for assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Assessment for structured deferred sentence can be undertaken via Criminal Justice Social Work Reports