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Criminal justice

The Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 and the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 place a duty on Scottish local authorities to provide social work services in the criminal justice system.

We provide: 

  • supervision of offenders in the community who are sentenced by courts
  • supervision of offenders in the community who have been released from prison on statutory order or licences
  • social work reports requested by courts, parole boards and procurators fiscal
  • voluntary post-release assistance to prisoners and families
  • social work services to courts and to those involved in court proceedings
  • social work services to individuals given alternative sentences to custody, such as community service
  • support to the victims of crime

For further information, please contact us.


Contact Information

Social Services (Kilmarnock)
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 554200
Page last updated on14 March 2014
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