Structured deferred sentences: guidance

A high-level guide to the purpose, policy rationale and operation of structured deferred sentences in Scotland, for local authority justice social work services, youth justice services and relevant partners.

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An errata was published on 19th August 2021 as a result of changes on PDF page 22 to Annex 1. The changes made were embedding the correct hyperlink to the South Lanarkshire SDS pilot project evaluation report, and inserting footnote 19 containing the reference for the report. The PDF has been updated to reflect these changes.



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