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Bail Supervision


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Edinburgh Sheriff Court and the High Courts

All information provided by:

Midlothian Community Justice Partnership

Midlothian Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Bail Supervision

Interventions suitable for

Available to both genders when clients are aged 16 or over. Available to all those at risk of Remand.

Programme Title and Provider

Bail supervision

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

Midlothian Council commissions Edinburgh Criminal Justice Services to provide a Supervised Bail scheme to Midlothian residents. The service is available to both genders when clients are aged 16 or over. The service is available to all those at risk of Remand and its purpose is to provide support and assistance to help people remain in the community whilst their criminal matters progress. Assessments of suitability in general are initiated by request from the Court. The Supervised Bail Scheme have 2 new initiatives. Firstly, in relation to clients who are aged 21 or under, the supervised bail scheme will proactively provide assessments to Court on those who are appearing from Police Custody. The second initiative offers an Enhanced Supervised Bail Scheme for women offenders at high risk of custody which includes a rapid assessment and intensive support.

Possible Outcomes

Possible reduction in remand cases.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Assessment undertaken by Diversion Team in Edinburgh.