If you are arrested and appear in court, the court can decide if you should be given bail instead of being held in prison. Bail is the temporary release of a person from police custody until they next appear at a police station or the court.

Our social work staff may be asked to give the court information about you. This could include confirming your address or personal income.

If you are released on bail with supervision, you will have to keep in contact with us while court proceedings are going on. We will look at any problems you may have that may be causing you to offend (such as alcohol or drugs) and can offer you advice and support. Bail supervision is quite intensive with 3 appointments per week minimum. Failing to attend for appointments can lead to a breach report being submitted to the police and a warrant to arrest being issued.