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Criminal Justice Services

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 Clackmannanshire Community Justice Partnership.

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

Further information is available on the following:

Partnership Working

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.

For Further Information Contact

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