Not all people who commit offences are dealt with by the Courts; some go through a process known as Diversion from Prosecution. This allows the Procurator Fiscal to defer taking the matter to Court whilst Social Work investigate the situation and where appropriate provide services as an alternative.
Diversion may be considered in cases involving young or first offenders, for minor offences or where there is no overwhelming public interest for a prosecution.
The report would be prepared by a Social Worker. They would meet with the person one or more times and prepare the Diversion Report. The report includes:
The Criminal Justice Team might work with the person for a short time or refer them to another agency.
Criminal Justice Team
South Ayrshire Council
34 Charlotte Street
Tel: 01292 289749
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Last updated: 15 September 2015