Interventions suitable for
Offenders who are at risk of being remanded.
Programme Title and Provider
Bail Supervision Order provided by Local Criminal Justice Social Work
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
A Bail Supervision scheme has been in place for many years and is used by the local Court. Electronic Bail Supervision is expected to be available from May 2022.
This disposal helps to avoid unnecessary remands and assists individuals to address any issues which have been identified, such as substance misuse or mental health difficulties. It can also prevent loss of or disruption to employment and family life as a consequence of remand.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
Prior to the individual presenting before the Court, at first calling of the case the Criminal Justice Social Work staff member undertakes an assessment and presents this to the PF (Procurator Fiscal) and Sheriff for consideration if deemed an appropriate/suitable option.