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Structured Deferred Sentence


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Glasgow Sheriff Court

All information provided by:

Karen Baxter, Policy Officer (Community Justice)

Glasgow Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Structured Deferred Sentence

Interventions suitable for


Programme title and provider

Structured Deferred Sentence (SDS)

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

Facilitated by CJSW staff

Possible Outcomes

Reduced likelihood of custody and associated disruption, maintain housing, employment, family relationships and income, less disruption to the community, improved wellbeing, reduced reconviction.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Recommendation by CJSW or lawyer. SDS should be considered as part of CJSWR.