Share your thoughts on prosecution alternatives

We are inviting people to share their thoughts about diversion from prosecution, whereby people accused of low level offences are dealt with outside the court system.

Victim Support Scotland is running a survey on behalf of Community Justice Glasgow and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership to understand the views of people affected by crime. These organisations can then use these views to inform them when planning community justice approaches.

This survey asks people who have been affected by any type of crime about their views on a process called Diversion from Prosecution (DfP).

Diversion from Prosecution provides an option for the courts to deal with someone accused of low level offences outwith the court system. The person will be required to work with a Criminal Justice Social Worker or other agency to address the problem areas of their lives that are contributing to their offending behaviour.

Please read this briefing before completing the survey: Diversion from Prosecution – A Briefing for Victims of Crime.

Other feedback

This survey asks for your views about Diversion from Prosecution and is not about any service provided by Victim Support Scotland or any of the other organisations.

To give feedback on Victim Support Scotland’s services, please visit our page for Comments, Compliments and Complaints.

If you require support

If you require emotional or practical support as a person affected by crime, please visit our support pages or contact us.