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Structured Deferred Sentence


Local Authority area:

West Dunbartonshire

Primary Courts of relevance:

Dumbarton, Glasgow, Greenock, Paisley

All information provided by:

West Dunbartonshire Community Justice Partnership

West Dunbartonshire Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Structured Deferred Sentence

Interventions suitable for

Individuals assessed as suitable for inclusion with limited involvement in justice system.

Programme title and provider

Structured Deferred Sentence

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

Justice Social Work Structured Deferred Sentence service will be launched and available by May 2022. Staff have been recently recruited into post and are completing their induction into Court services, including the future provision of bail assessment and supervision.

Possible Outcomes

Opportunity for people to avoid being further embedded with the justice system.
A community-based sentence can facilitate maintaining family connections, employment and pro-social influences.  Provides opportunity for increased access to services and enhanced support. An intervention for offence-focused work.

Process for assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

As part of the assessment for disposal within a Justice Social Work Report.

Where no specific scheme/intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on judicial request? Please provide details

[No information specified]