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Criminal Justice Social Work Reports (CJSWRs)

Criminal Justice Social Work Reports (CJSWRs)

A Criminal Justice Social Work Report (CJSWR) formerly known as a Social Enquiry Report is a report prepared by Social Workers and is submitted on request from the sentencing Court.

The purpose of a CJSWR is to assist courts in determining the most appropriate disposal to impose on the offender. The report provides information on:

  • personal background and circumstances of the offender;
  • physical and mental health;
  • alcohol or drug use;
  • history of offending and response to previous disposals;
  • attitude to current offence;
  • assessment of risk of re-offending; and
  • offers a preferred option ie monetary fine, probation etc, as to disposal.

A CJSWR is required before:

  • a probation or Community Service Order can be imposed;
  • a custodial sentence can be imposed on a person under 21 years of age;
  • an individual can be sentenced to custody for the first time; and
  • an individual under current social work supervision can be sentenced for a further offence.

For Further Information Contact

Team Leader, Criminal Justice Service
Patons, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452200 / 450000
Email: