Diversion from Prosecution to Social Work

Summary

The SCCJR have been contracted by the Scottish Government to examine the use of diversion from prosecution to social work in Scotland.  This project involves analysis of recent patterns of use of this form of diversion across Scotland, and an in-depth study of working practices in three Community Justice Authorities.  A draft report has been submitted and the research team will present findings to Scottish Government colleagues in June 2010.