Citation Brown L, Levy L & McIvor G (1998) Social Work and Criminal Justice Volume 3: 'The National and Local Context'. Scottish Office. Social Work Research Findings, No. 15. The Stationery Office. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/1998/12/e8d141df-4311-423b-b61b-99e9d589ef08
Abstract National Objectives and Standards for Social Work Services in the Criminal Justice System and the 100% funding initiative (`the policy') were introduced in l991 [ National Standards for Community Service had been introduced in l989.] in order to secure the provision of services which have the confidence of both criminal justice decision-makers and the wider public. This study is part of the social research programme designed to evaluate policy implementation. It sets the national and local context within which the other studies in the programme examine progress towards policy objectives.