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West Lothian's Criminal Justice Teams and their Services

The number of services run by the Criminal Justice Social Work Service has increased dramatically in the past fifteen years. We note here the structure of our service, to help you understand the different teams and the services that each one provides.

Senior Manager (Young People, Public Protection & Reducing Re-offending) - Tim Ward

  • Senior management responsibility for some elements of children's services, and for Criminal and Youth Justice Services. Strategic responsibility for all Public Protection outcomes and objectives.

Group Manager (Criminal and Youth Justice Services) - Gillian Oghene

  • The Group Manager has overall responsibility for the delivery of our services on a day-to-day basis. She also works with other CJ managers in South-east Scotland to develop services within the Lothian and Borders Community Justice Authority, and co-operates with other CJ managers across Scotland on the planning, implementation and delivery of new national services.
Assessment and Early Intervention Team

Manager - Linda Probka

The Team is responsible for:

Community Payback Team

Managers - Richard Amos (Supervision) and Kevin Russell (Unpaid Work)

Supervision of all people aged 21 and over who are sentenced to:

Criminal Justice Throughcare Team

Manager - Emma Feesey

The Team is responsible for:

Drug Treatment and Testing Order Team

Manager - Linda Probka

The Team is responsible for:

Youth Justice Team

Manager - Kevin Carter

The Youth Justice Team works with young people who:

  • are aged under 21 years;
  • are assessed as being at medium to high risk of re-offending; and
  • are subject to Children's Hearing Supervision Requirements or Community Payback Orders.
HMP Addiewell Prison-based Social Work Team

Manager - Mary Graham (based at Addiewell Prison)

The Prison-based Social Work Team's main responsibilities are:

  • Involvement in Integrated Case Management (ICM) system
  • Risk-assessment of long-term prisoners
  • Liaison with community-based Social Workers
High Risk Offenders

Lead Officer - Viv Murphy

Responsible for:

  • administration of Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)
  • management of high-risk offenders
  • Housing Sex Offender Liaison Officer
  • management of supported tenancies for high-risk offenders.
Administration Team

Manager - Harry Cameron

Responsible for:

  • Provision of direct administrative support to each of the teams noted above
Service Development Officers

Paul Streater and Norma Paterson

Responsible for:

  • Planning and implementation of services, performance review and publicity.