Structured Deferred Sentence
Interventions suitable for
Individuals who have a low to medium risk/needs rating (LSCMi) with regards to reoffending
Programme Title and Provider
Structured deferred sentence
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
Structured Deferred Sentence is targeted at individuals who have a low to medium risk/needs rating (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.
A reduction in the risk of reoffending behaviour. When a Structured Deferred Sentence is imposed staff measure fice 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 writing stage a screening is undertaken to establish whether or not the individual meets the criteria. If the criteria are 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.