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Bail supervision


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Dundee Sheriff Court

All information provided by:

Dundee Community Justice Partnership

Dundee Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Bail supervision

Interventions suitable for

Those on bail.

Programme title and provider

Bail supervision

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

Dundee Community Justice Scotland (CJS) and Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) work together to offer Bail Mentoring. There are 36 available Mentoring spaces, although this is split between mentoring on bail and mentoring as part of a Community Payback Order. From September 2021 an extra bail mentor has been recruited using ‘justice recovery’ funding. This will temporarily increase capacity for bail supervision. A local update will be sent to Dundee Sheriff Court once the worker is confirmed in post.

Possible Outcomes

Tayside Council on Alcohol have many years’ experience of providing mentoring. The scheme links the individual with a mentor who helps them prioritise the appointments and choices that will help them succeed on their bail. Tayside Council on Alcohol provide an annual report on outcomes.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

A weekly update of availability of Bail mentoring spaces is communicated to the Court Social Worker. Due to the immediacy of Court processes there is no specific assessment template, Dundee Community Justice Scotland will seek to implement all Bail supervisions, as requested by Sheriffs, where a space is confirmed as available.