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Criminal and Youth Justice Service

We are responsible for providing all criminal justice social work services for people resident in the council area. These include assessing the risk and circumstances of people who are currently in the justice system, either in our community or in custody.

Core services include:

  • assessment reports such as and Home Circumstances Reports, which contribute to the decisions made by the Courts and the Parole Board as to whether someone who has committed an offence is able to remain in or return to the community
  • supervision and monitoring of those people placed on a range of court and post-release orders and licences, all of which are intended to reduce both risk of re-offending and risk of harmful behaviour towards others
  • provision of unpaid work opportunities for people otherwise at risk of custody.

The Criminal & Youth Justice Service is responsible for the management of . If you have a possible project to be carried out by our service users as part of their Community Payback, please use our Icon for word Community Payback Work Request Form [728.42KB].

In order to achieve these aims, staff of the Criminal & Youth Justice Service work closely with other organisations. These include other areas of the council's social work services, such as Children and Families teams and services for people with mental health problems, housing providers, health services, Police Scotland and other partners in the justice system.

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