What is criminal justice social work?

Criminal Justice Social Work Services in East Lothian is committed to reducing the imposition of custodial sentences by offering a wide range of community disposals. These services take into consideration the needs of the people who offend, the victims of crime and public protection.

Criminal Justice Social Work is underpinned by national legislation and Scottish Government guidance.

In East Lothian the Criminal Justice Team is made up of social workers, unpaid work supervisors, social work assistants and business support staff. All staff are based at Brunton Hall, Musselburgh but we work across the county, using offices in Haddington, North Berwick, Dunbar and Macmerry.