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Criminal Justice Services

Criminal Justice Social Work provides  the following services :

  • writing reports to help Sheriffs and Justices of the Peace (JPs) make sentencing decisions;
  • supervising offenders placed on Community Payback orders, Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTO's) and post custody supervision e.g. parole;
  • a supported accommodation unit for offenders who require extra levels of supervision in order to successfully complete their orders in the community;
  • supervision of offenders as part of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

The primary aim of the service is to help offenders address their offending behaviour and thus reduce the risk of re-offending.

Service Information

  • Breaking the cycle of re-offending in Dundee - the Scottish Government has changed the law on community based sentences in Scotland to make them tougher and more effective. Community Payback Orders now enable the courts to impose one or more of a range of requirements on the offender. The requirements are:
    • unpaid work or other activity;
    • offender supervision;
    • compensation;
    • conduct;
    • programme;
    • drug treatment;
    • alcohol treatment;
    • mental health treatment

Contact Details

Social Work Department
Friarfield House, Barrack Street
Dundee, DD1 1PQ
Tel: 01382 435001
Fax: 01382 435073

Manager: Jane Martin

Map showing Friarfield House