Justice services

Justice services

Posted on March 6, 2013. Filed under: Adult's Services, Justice services |

Definition

Criminal justice social work services deliver effective assessment and management of offenders within the community whilst contributing to community safety.

Objectives are:

  • To identify those offenders most at risk of harm either to themselves or others at risk of re-offending.
  • To identify whether or not a community based management plan could support these offenders in the community both to reduce the risk of harm and the risk of re-offending.
  • To carry out work within the framework of the National Objectives and Standards for Criminal Justice Social Work Services and produce agreed qualitative improvements.
  • To ensure that programmed work addresses victim issues and that it is informed by the impact of crime on individuals and the community.
  • To contribute to the rehabilitation of offenders.

Key areas:

  • Assessment and case management
  • Diversion from prosecution
  • Community service by offenders
  • Supervised attendance orders
  • Throughcare
  • Court services (including bail)
  • Woman offenders
  • Young offenders
  • Sex offenders
  • Domestic abuse
  • Mentally disordered offenders
  • Substance misuse
  • Criminal justice services and housing
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Training
  • Services for victims, survivors and families affected by crime

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