About our Criminal Justice Services

Criminal Justice policy trends places an increased emphasis on public protection through risk management and on reducing reoffending. Practice has remained firmly rooted within social work principles and values, with a strong commitment to inclusion.

Our aims:

  • to deliver a justice system that contributes positively and helps to create an inclusive and respectful society in which all people and communities live safely and securely
  • to reduce reoffending and support people to pay back constructively for their crimes, to build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities
  • to carry out work within the framework of the National Objective and Standards for Criminal Justice Social Work Services and produce agreed qualitative improvements
  • to promote strong, equal partnership working between third party and public sector organisations and other agencies with an increased emphasis on public protection

For more information about Criminal Justice in South Lanarkshire please contact the Criminal Justice Teams in our local social work offices.