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Programme Title and Provider
Diversion from Prosecution
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
The Diversion from Prosecution scheme offers supervision to those whom the Fiscal Service deem suitable for referral. Individuals will agree to take part in the scheme on a voluntary basis; typically the period of voluntary supervision is up to 12 weeks but an extension of this is possible.
Completion of a piece of work within this scheme allows individuals to address areas of their lives which are problematic and therefore avoid a criminal conviction, should the Procurator Fiscal decides no further action is necessary. This can lead to an improved quality of life and, given the lack of criminal conviction, possible increased employment prospects.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
The Procurator Fiscal informs CJSW of individuals whom they consider appropriate to take part in this scheme. At this juncture CJSW undertake an initial assessment of suitability and provides an up-date to the PF of the outcome. If appropriate the PF offers the individual the opportunity to engage with CJSW as part of Diversion from Prosecution scheme.