Criminal Justice Services
The Criminal Justice Service is an integral part of the Criminal Justice System.
We work closely with other key agencies including Police Scotland, Scottish Court Services, Scottish Prison Service and the Procurator Fiscal Office.
We work in partnership with Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Authority.
Aims and Responsibilities
The Social Work Criminal Justice Service's main aims include:
- tackling criminal behaviour and reducing the risk of re-offending;
- protecting the public;
- supervising offenders in the community; and
- assisting prisoners re-settle into the community after release from custody.
The responsibilities of the Social Work Criminal Justice Service include:
- providing Courts with a range of alternatives to prison in appropriate circumstances;
- providing effective supervision of offenders in the community;
- challenging offending behaviour and helping offenders realise the impact of their behaviour on themselves, their families, the community and, most importantly, their victims;
- promoting community safety and public protection; and
- assisting with factors which may contribute to offending, for example, drug or alcohol misuse, relationship difficulties, mental health, gambling problems, anger management issues, problem solving difficulties, etc.
Further information is available on the following:
The Criminal Justice Service has an active partnership role with many agencies including:
Fife and Forth Valley Criminal Justice Authority
Further information is available on the Fife and Forth Valley Criminal Justice Authority website. Various documents including the Area Plan, Action Plan and Annual Report are available via their Publications link.
Related Publications & Documents
For Further Information Contact
Team Leader, Criminal Justice Service
Glebe Hall, Burgh Mews, Alloa, FK10 1HS
Tel: 01259 452200 / 450000