The role of women's community justice services in the Scottish Criminal Justice System
While WCJSs worked with women across multiple stages of the criminal justice system, services mostly supported and/or supervised women serving community sentences.
Overall, 68% of women attended WCJSs on a statutory basis, of whom 87% were serving a Community Payback Order (CPO). For these women, most WCJSs supervised the requirements of the order such as unpaid work and/or offending-focused group work. Other women engaged voluntarily (32%), although they may have had an order supervised out-with the WCJS.
A small proportion of women in WCJSs were receiving support either pre or post-release from prison, or on diversion. Few WCJSs undertook preventative work.
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