The Criminal Justice Pathway for people with Learning Disabilities

Criminal justice pathway Published 2015

This report seeks to inform and guide local and national planning and practice related to improving support for people with learning disabilities who are in the criminal justice system or at risk of offending. We also set out the role of the Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities (SOLD) network in helping to influence change in this complex and challenging area.

The report provides an overview of some key challenges and opportunities for change that will help improve support and reduce offending amongst people with learning disabilities in Scotland.

It will be followed by work carried out by SOLD and our partners that will explore specific areas of the criminal justice pathway in more detail.