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Criminal Justice Social Work Services

Criminal Justice Social Workers

About us

Learn about our aims, what we do, how we are funded and how you can contact us.


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Diversion from prosecution

Diversion from prosecution is an alternative way of dealing with your Police charges.


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Reports and risk assessments

Courts request reports on offenders to help them make decisions on sentencing.


Community Payback Project

Community payback orders

Community based sentences for offences committed on or after 1 February 2011. Includes information about unpaid work.


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Drug Treatment and Testing Orders

Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTOs) are an alternative sentence to custody.


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Prison based social work

We provide social work services to Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Peterhead.


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Throughcare services

Throughcare services are the range of prison and community based services provided to offenders and their families during and after a prison sentence.


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Caledonian system

The Caledonian system is an integrated approach to deal with men's domestic abuse and to improve the lives of women, children and men.


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Joint sex offender project

The Joint Sex Offender Project works with people convicted of sexual offences to help reduce risk of reoffending.


Community Warden

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

MAPPA is a set of arrangements established by police, local authorities, the Scottish Prison Service and the local health authority to assess and manage the risk posed by sexual and violent offenders.


Contact us

If you have an enquiry or need to contact us, you can email us: criminal.justice@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or contact one of our local offices.

Northern Community Justice Authority

Community Justice Authorities (CJAs) were set up across Scotland to make our communities safer by reducing re-offending and improving the management of offenders. Their role is to coordinate the delivery of offender services by councils, voluntary organisations and other partners and to make sure close cooperation between community and prison services to help offender rehabilitation.

The Northern CJA covers the local authority areas of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Eilean Siar, Highland, Moray, Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands.

Criminal Justice Social Work

The Scottish Government funds Scotland's local authorities to provide criminal justice social work. Find out more...