Convicted offenders - reports

Criminal justice social work reports

If you are convicted of an offence, the court may ask for a criminal justice social work report to be written. This helps the court to sentence you.

You will be contacted by a social worker and asked to attend an interview.

You will be asked about the following

  • current circumstances
  • personal and social history
  • previous offences
  • response to current or previous sentences.

At the end of the interview the social worker will tell you what sentences are available to the court.

If you are aged 16 or 17 years, your report will be written by the Youth Offending Service.

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