Community Sentences

Wednesday, 08 August 2018
Reference
2017092027000105
Category
Request Date
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Response Date
Thursday, October 5, 2017

Question

Please send me:  

  • How many letters have been sent to offenders advising them of a delay to community sentences, the length of delay that applied in each case and the reason for it.
  • The longest delay to a community sentences an offender has experienced.

 

Answer

How many letters have been sent to offenders advising them of a delay to community sentences, the length of delay that applied in each case and the reason for it

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have never needed to write a letter for a delay as any delays longer than a week have been at the fault of an offender not attending or due to a medical complaint

 

The average and longest delay between an offender being interviewed (first direct contact) and then put on placement.

For  2014/15 (last data collection on this area) – average delay 7 days – longest delay 28 days

 

The average and longest delay between the imposition of the CPO and an offender being interviewed.

2014/15 Average delay within 1 day (all offenders interviewed at Court or immediately after) – longest delay 3 days

 

The percentage of offenders waiting more than five days between the imposition of the CPO and their induction.

2014/15 0% no offenders waited longer than 5 days for induction interview

 

The percentage of offenders waiting more than seven days between the imposition of the CPO and their commencement.

2014/15 51 orders – 12 orders delayed more than five working days - 23.5%

 

The times available for offenders to complete their hours, i.e. hours during the day, evening and weekend, broken down by gender.

“Placements can be individualised and therefore can vary in time on individual need. However the vast majority of all CPO unpaid work is completed Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. This is available for both genders.”

 

The number of different available placements, please list.

“Placements are varied and individualised due to geography throughout the islands. There is a workshop within Lewis where the work party will complete various works on local amenities inclusive of local care homes; sports facilities; third sector facilities and general clean up within areas where required. There is no set list of placements and works required are identified to the supervisor locally on an as needs basis. Within the other islands there is no supervisor and all placements are arranged individually with volunteer supervisors, therefore there are again no set placements and no list of placements as placements are arranged according to individual need and capacity”

 

The longest delay to a community sentences an offender has experienced.

As above.