List of Acronyms
|Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
| Early and Effective Intervention
EEI aims to prevent future offending or antisocial behaviour by providing timely and proportionate interventions, and alerting other agencies to concerns about the child or young person's behaviour and well-being. Also see PRS below.
| Juvenile Liaison Officer
This is not necessarily a national term but describes a role within Police Scotland that co-ordinates offence and concern referrals involving young people. They cross reference information and make decisions about police direct measures and cases to be discussed at multi-agency screening meetings.
| Procurator Fiscal
Legally qualified prosecutors who receive reports about crimes from the police and other agencies and make decisions on what action to take in the public interest and where appropriate prosecute cases.
| Pre-referral screening
Initial screening and decision making process for young people who have been charged by the police. PRS operates on either a multi-agency group basis or led by a single agency (usually the police) in consultation with other agencies. In some parts of Scotland, PRS is referred to as EEI.
| Tasking and Co-ordination (e.g Neighbourhood or youth TAC Groups)
Following the move to a single police service, Neighbourhood TAC groups were relaunched as Community Improvement Partnerships ( CIPs). For the purposes of this evaluation, we retain the older TAC terminology which is still used by many practitioners.
| Whole System Approach to offending by young people.
The WSA aims to divert young people who offend from statutory measures, prosecution and custody through the use of early intervention and robust community alternatives.
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