Criminal justice social work statistics: 2019 to 2020

National-level information, as well as some local authority breakdowns, on criminal justice social work activity in Scotland. Also includes data on justice social work services and social work orders, as well as characteristics of the individuals involved.

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Table 17 Reason for not meeting timescales for community payback orders: 2019‑20

Reason why first direct contact more than 1 working day after order imposed Percentage
Offender did not turn up 41.6
Currently on order or supervision 5.6
Offender in custody 3.8
Offender undertaking paid employment 2.5
Offender ill 1.9
Other: client based 16.3
Social worker not available 2.9
Other: non-client based 25.6
Reason why first induction/case management meeting more than 5 working days after order imposed Percentage
Offender did not turn up 28.3
First direct contact occurred late 4.9
Currently on order or supervision 12.7
Offender in custody 4.6
Offender undertaking paid employment 3.9
Offender ill 3.2
Other: client based 23.1
Suitable social work staff not available 1.4
Other: non-client based 17.9

Note: This table does not include information for some orders where local authorities were unable to supply this information. Orders transferred from other jurisdictions are not included.



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