What is Bail Supervision?
Bail supervision gives the court an alternative to remanding offenders in custody. If placed on bail supervision, an offender will be monitored and supervised in the community where they live.
Taking part in bail supervision
If offenders are suitable for bail supervision, they must go to all the appointments arranged for them. They will normally have to go to three appointments a week. If they don't go to all appointments, the court will normally issue a warrant to have them arrested.
During bail supervision, offenders will be offered support to help look at the issues which have led to them offending. Support and advice will be offered in the following areas:
- drug issues
- alcohol issues
- mental-health issues
- benefits and welfare rights
- anger management
- how individuals use their time.
Individuals will stay on bail supervision until they return to court on the date they have been given.