Commission on women offenders: Alternatives to remand

  • Bail supervision is available consistently across Scotland. For women offenders

(‘bail supervision plus’)it will include mentoring, supported accommodation
and access to Community Justice Centres to enable better compliance with bail
orders and provide decision makers with the confidence to release on supervised
bail rather than place women on remand.


  • The Scottish Government examines further the potential of using electronic

monitoring as a condition of bail, taking into account the findings of the pilot
conducted in 2008.


  • Immediate steps are taken by the Scottish Government to encourage and ensure

that communication and awareness of alternatives to remand in custody
among all of those dealing with offenders is improved.

Source: Commission on women offenders report