Referral and Allocation CJSW Team
On receipt of the letter of designation as the supervising authority the Criminal Justice team manager should make a decision about accepting or declining responsibility for supervising the offender. In cases where the decision is to decline responsibility it will be necessary to negotiate with the relevant other authority about transfer of the case. Otherwise the case should be allocated to a social worker within seven days.
When a throughcare case is allocated the social worker should collate the available information and liaise with the prison social worker within 14 days of sentence to obtain relevant information passed from the sentencing Court i.e. a copy of the indictment, previous convictions libelled in Court, the social enquiry report, psychologist/psychiatric reports and the trial judge's report. Where there are any concerns regarding child protection, information should be shared with the children and family team.
- SWSG Circular 14 /1998 Extended Sentences: Referral Allocation CJSW. (PDF, 82KB)
- SEJD Circular12/2002 Enhanced Throughcare: Referral Allocation CJSW. (PDF, 73KB)
- Referral Allocation CJSW Tasks. (PDF, 44KB)