The following information relates to offenders over the age of 16. For Youth offending, please see Youth offending - general information
When a Sheriff is deciding whether to remand a person on custody or to grant Bail, he may make reference to a worker from the Criminal Justice Social Work Service with a view to imposing a Bail Supervision Order.
In addition to abiding by the conditions of his/her Bail Order, a person on a Bail Supervision Order will be expected to see a worker from Criminal Justice Social Work Service up to three times a week until the court case is concluded. The aim of this contact is to reduce a person's risk of re-offending. During contact with the Criminal Justice worker, assistance or advice is given in relation to problems, such as alcohol or drug addiction, which make a person more liable to re-offend.