Source: (1999) Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scottish Executive Central Research Unit.
This document consists of a report on findings from the monitoring and evaluation of the pilot 100 per cent funded diversion programmes (the governmentâ€™s policy of dedicated funding of statutory social work services) in Scotland. The report covers the following topics: background information on the development and use of alternatives to prosecution in Scotland, in particular the introduction of pilot 100 per cent funding; an overview of the pilot diversion schemes and the research methods for the evaluation; the role of diversion in the prosecution process and some of the key issues concerning effectiveness and efficiency; referral and assessment of cases; the process of diversion; the outcomes of diversion; the costs of diversion, including comparison with the costs of prosecution; and key findings concerning these schemes and implications for policy and practice. A number of tables and other figures supplement the report. Additional materials at the end of the document include a description of the pilot schemes, the scheme monitoring data, and the interview schedules.
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