East Lothian Council

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Service Outline

The Procutator Fiscal can request a Diversion Report from the Criminal Justice Team when he/she believes that the person who has been charged does not necessarily need to be prosecuted in Court.

Diversion is most often used for young/first offenders, for minor offences or where there is no overriding public interest for a prosecution and the person who has been charged agrees that they have committed the offence as charged.

A Criminal Justice social worker will prepare a diversion report and, if the Procurator Fiscal agrees, the person may work on any problems with Criminal Justice or another agency instead of going to Court.

Information on Criminal justice social work


Criminal Justice Social Work Service

Telephone: 01620 827763

Brunton Hall, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AF

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