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Bail Supervision


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Kirkwall Sheriff Court

All information provided by:

Orkney Community Justice Partnership

Orkney Community Justice Information

Published: 20 August 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

Offenders who are at risk of being remanded.

Programme Title and Provider

Bail Supervision Order provided by Local Criminal Justice Social Work

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

A Bail Supervision scheme has been in place for many years and is used by the local Court. Electronic Bail Supervision is expected to be available from May 2022.

Possible Outcomes

This disposal helps to avoid unnecessary remands and assists individuals to address any issues which have been identified, such as substance misuse or mental health difficulties. It can also prevent loss of or disruption to employment and family life as a consequence of remand.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Prior to the individual presenting before the Court, at first calling of the case the Criminal Justice Social Work staff member undertakes an assessment and presents this to the PF (Procurator Fiscal) and Sheriff for consideration if deemed an appropriate/suitable option.