North Lanarkshire

DETAILS

Local Authority area:

North Lanarkshire

Primary Courts of relevance:

Airdrie SC & JP, Hamilton SC & JP, Lanark SC & JP, Glasgow SC

All information provided by:

North Lanarkshire Community Justice Partnership

North Lanarkshire Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Community Payback Order: Supervision

Interventions suitable for

Adults

Programme Title and Provider

Supervision

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

Each individual subject to supervision has an allocated case manager who plans, manages, reviews and evaluates supervision. The case manager directly provides support, supports engagement with other services and assists the person to build their capacity and opportunity to change. Interventions address specific behaviours such as:

  • Alcohol/drug use and include alcohol brief intervention, relapse prevention or referral to Addiction Recovery Team for specialist pharmacological or psychosocial interventions.
  • Leisure/recreation whereby the individual is supported to engage in pro-social activities.
  • Employment/education such as support from Remploy, Routes To Work, Venture Trust.
  • Interventions to address relationships/parenting include solihull parenting programme, communication skills and family work.
  • Interventions to address procriminal attitudes and behaviour include anger management, impulsivity, self-control, victim awareness and core cognitive and behavioural skills. Interventions and support also target identified needs such as health, housing, debt and responsivity issues such as motivation, denial and learning style.

Possible Outcomes

Depending on the identified needs/risks and support/intervention provided to address needs/risks, possible outcomes include:

  • Accommodation is obtained and sustained.
  • Employability skills enhanced and improved opportunities to access education, training, employment, volunteering.
  • Debt reduced, money management.
  • Improved ability to identify triggers and skills and strategies to respond to challenging situations.
  • Engagement in prosocial supports and activities Improved coping skills and strategies.
  • Improved family relationships/parenting and safe personal relationships. Reduced alcohol or drug use.
  • Increased motivation and belief in behaviour change.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Criminal Justice Social Work report identifies initial case management plan to address identified risks, needs, strengths and stage of change. This is expanded on in the initial stage of supervision and regularly reviewed and evaluated.

Where a specific service / intervention is not available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on Judicial request?

Each person coming through the justice system will be assessed as an individual to identify their specific needs and risks. If an intervention programme is not available, the case manager will undertake work with the individual to address their behaviour to reduce the likelihood of further offending.
 

Interventions suitable for

Young People

Programme Title and Provider

Supervision – Youth Justice

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

The Court must impose a supervision requirement if the young person is under the age of 18 years old. Young people can be supervised by either the Children and Families Team, the Women Offender Service or a Justice Team depending on whether they are already an open case to Children and Families or not. Young females not currently allocated a Children and Families worker would be supported by that Women Offenders Service. Young people at risk of custody or secure accommodation may also be provided with support from intensive services which operates seven days a week and in the evenings. The Supervising Officer would be expected to use the principles of the Whole System Approach when supervising young people.

Possible Outcomes

The young person will be given support by the most relevant supervising officer help them address their offending, behaviour and reduce their offending behaviour. Support should also assist the young person with non-criminogenic needs to create stability in their lives which will in the longer term reduce their risk of further offending, e.g. assisting with stable housing, addressing addiction, gaining employment or finding an educational placement.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Through the Criminal Justice Social Work Report. Referrals to intensive services would be made by the allocated Social Work who is supervising the Community Payback Order.

Where a specific service / intervention is not available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on Judicial request?

Each young person coming through the criminal justice system will be assessed on an individual basis to identify their needs and risks. If a programme is not available, the case manager will undertake work on an individual basis to reduce the likelihood of further offending.