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Structured Deferred Sentence


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Stirling Sheriff and JP Courts

All information provided by:

Stirling Community Justice Partnership

Stirling Community Justice Information

Published: 17 September 2021

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Structured Deferred Sentence

Interventions suitable for

16 years and above where identified that specific short term intervention would support needs identified and reduce the likelihood of further offending.

Programme Title and Provider

Structured Deferred Sentence

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

Structured Deferred Sentence is not currently promoted as a regular sentencing option in Stirling. However Stirling Justice Social Work Service are currently in the process of developing a new Structured Deferred Sentence disposal for Stirling Sheriff Court.

Possible Outcomes

Assessment of suitability via Criminal Justice Social Work Report. Delivered as a sentence of the court.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Can be considered on a case to case basis following judicial request.