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.

Table 27 Reason for not meeting timescales for drug treatment and testing orders: 2019-20

First direct contact more than 1 working day after order imposed Percentage
Offender did not turn up 51.4
Offender ill 5.5
Offender in custody 6.2
Currently on order or supervision 0.7
Other: client based 8.9
Social worker not available 2.1
Other: non-client based 25.3
First case management meeting more than 5 working days after order imposed Percentage
Offender did not turn up 51.8
Offender ill 7.2
Offender in custody 12.0
Currently on order or supervision 2.4
Other: client based 12.0
Social worker not available 0.0
Other: non-client based 14.5

Note: Figures include DTTO IIs piloted in the City of Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian areas since June 2008 and in Highland since 2019. The first case management meeting involves clarifying requirements and expectations, and drawing up a case management plan. Orders transferred from other jurisdictions are not included.



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