Interventions suitable for
Available for all offence types for East Renfrewshire service users. Male and female aged 16 +
Programme title and provider
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
Bail supervision is intended to provide a robust and credible alternative to remand where individuals are assessed as needing a level of supervision and support to meet their bail conditions. Bail Supervision is a social work or third sector service whereby individuals who would otherwise be held on remand are released on bail on the condition that they meet with a bail supervisor a specified number of times a week.
- Reduce the number of individuals remanded to custody
- Encourage greater confidence in the use of non-custodial disposals by sentencers as a result of the experience of successful completion of periods on bail supervision
- Provide appropriate support to individuals in the community, which minimises disruption to families, employment and housing, while ensuring compliance with bail conditions.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
Criminal Justice Social Work, in collaboration with partners involved in a case as appropriate, should identify individuals, who might otherwise be remanded to custody but based on assessed need and risk can with the support of bail supervision, be safely released on bail.
Where no specific scheme/intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on judicial request?
No specific scheme /intervention is available at present. We are currently exploring this option with other authorities.