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NCJ Number: 157046 Find in a Library
Title: Making an Assessment for a Bail Support Service: The Role of Assessment Guidance
Corporate Author: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
London, SW9 0PU
Sale Source: National Assoc for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)
169 Clapham Road
London,
United Kingdom
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Bail support packages are considered.
Abstract: This paper considers the role of bail support within the pretrial process by discussing the need for effective assessment guidance for practitioners. Preliminary results of a survey conducted by the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) indicate that policy and practice appear to have evolved from the daily interventions of court-based staff, many of whom have had to operate without mechanisms for targeting defendants or guidance notes on the process for making a bail support assessment. For bail support services systems to operate effectively, consistent approaches are needed. Differences both within and between social services departments and probation services indicate a gap between the provision of bail information and a decision that bail support is necessary. Five guidelines for developing assessment guidance are described briefly. A unified approach for juveniles and adults is encouraged. A checklist is provided to support an assessment for bail support at a first appearance.
Main Term(s): Courts
Index Term(s): Bail review; Bail/Financial Release; England; Juveniles; Pretrial procedures
Note: This Pre-Trial Initiatives Paper 4 is part of the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) Briefing series produced by NACRO's Bail Support Unit.
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