Diversion from prosecution

The court team offer diversion from prosecution for those assessed as suitable following referrals from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS). An intervention action plan is created during the assessment process and a tailored plan that is in keeping with the individuals needs is progressed over a period of 3 months.

For those who are engaging with diversion from prosecution and where there is problematic alcohol and/or drug use identified can be referred to specialist bail mentoring supports, provided by SACRO.

Sacro Bail Mentoring provides one-to-one support which is focussed on the individual's needs and aspirations. Sacro's Bail Mentoring team will advocate and support access to services, encourage structure and independence, support engagement with statutory orders, improve health and wellbeing, lessen social isolation and reduce risk of reoffending.