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Criminal justice social work statistics in Scotland: 2015-2016

National-level information on criminal justice social work activity in Scotland, including data on criminal justice social work services and social work orders.

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7 Pre-release reports

( Tables 1 and 5)

7.1 Part of statutory throughcare involves preparing reports to inform temporary release from prison on home leave and liberation on licence. In 2015-16, 1,500 home leave reports [2] were produced. Numbers have been around the 1,500 mark in each of the last four years, after dropping sharply from the levels of around 2,000 in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. A total of 1,700 home circumstance reports for release from prison on parole/non-parole licence were recorded in 2015-16. This number has remained around 1,500-1,700 since 2009-10 ( Table 1).

7.2 From 2006, those serving a custodial sentence may also be released early under a home detention curfew scheme. During 2015-16, there were 2,700 home detention curfew assessments, 4 per cent lower than in 2014-15. Numbers have fallen in each of the last three years and are now a sixth lower than they were in 2012-13 ( Table 5).

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