East Ayrshire

DETAILS

Local Authority area:

East Ayrshire

Primary Courts of relevance:

Kilmarnock and Ayr

All information provided by:

East Ayrshire Community Justice Partnership

East Ayrshire Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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In Spring 2022, the information will be reviewed and updated where required. Thereafter a review, and any necessary revisions, will take place three times annually.

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Structured Deferred Sentence (SDS)

Intervention suitable for

Anyone over age of 18 years

Programme title and provider

Structured Deferred Sentence (SDS)

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

Structured Deferred sentence (SDS) is targeted at individuals who have a low to medium risk/needs rating (Level of Service Case Management Inventory: LSCMi) with regards to reoffending. This disposal targets individuals who have an identifiable need which could be explored and addressed through a six month intervention. All types of low level offending behaviour will be considered.

Possible Outcomes

A reduction in the risk of reoffending behaviour. When a Structured Deferred Sentence is imposed staff measure 5 areas of change which is revisited when the disposal nears its end. This is a subjective tool which measures areas of offending behaviour, substance misuse, connections, health and lifestyle.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

At the Criminal Justice Social Work Report report writing stage a screening is undertaken to establish whether or not the individual meets the criteria. If the criteria is met then an action plan is established at this time and outlined within this section of the report. If the intervention is imposed a report will be submitted to Court after three months and a completion report after six months. Interventions are identified and delivered by staff on a bespoke basis as identified need at the screening stage can change considerably following the formation of a positive relationship with named worker.
 

Young People

Intervention suitable for

Young people under 21 years of age

Programme title and provider

Action for children – moving on

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

Throughcare and after care support for young men being released from HMPYPOI Polmont who have served a custodial sentence. Support in relation to Housing, employment etc.

Possible Outcomes

Preventing further offending

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Whole Systems Approach (WSA) meeting takes place with young person within 48 hours of being admitted to HMPYOI Polmont. WSA Co-ordinator and HMPYOI have discussions in relation to referrals.
Only available to males under 21 years but excludes males convicted of a sexual offence or on remand.

Relevant information re. funding for the programme

Funded by Scottish Government
 

Interventions suitable for

Young people 13-18 years of age

Programme title and provider

Action for children – turning the corner

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

Early Intervention Project – 12 weekly sessions of intervention
Youth Diversion – 12 weekly sessions of intervention

Possible Outcomes

Preventing young people coming into the Children Hearing System and Justice System.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Police send a report to the Whole Systems Approach (WSA) Co-ordinator who will then assess if suitable for a referral.
Youth Diversion assessed by WSA Co-ordinator.

Relevant information re. funding for the programme

Funded by East Ayrshire Council.