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Community Payback Order


Local Authority area:

Aberdeen City

Primary Courts of relevance:

Aberdeen, Banff, Peterhead

All information provided by:

Aberdeen Community Justice Partnership

Aberdeen City Community Justice Information

Published: 23 April 2021

The information on this page has been provided by Community Justice Partnerships. Community Justice Scotland is not responsible for the accuracy of the information and is unable to respond to direct queries. All such queries in respect of the information shown on this page should be directed to the Community Justice Partnership to which it relates.

In Spring 2022, the information will be reviewed and updated where required. Thereafter a review, and any necessary revisions, will take place three times annually.

Community Payback Order

Community Payback Orders replaced Probation, Community Service Orders for offences committed after 1 February 2011. The main Requirements routinely imposed are either Supervision or Unpaid Work (or a combination of both), with Programme Requirements mainly restricted to approved Programmes such as Moving Forward: Making Changes (Sex Offenders) or Caledonian (Domestic Abuse). Mental Health/ Drug or Alcohol Treatment Requirements are seldom used, and support can usually be offered in relation to these through Supervision.
Overall, the possible/ expected outcomes will be similar to the national picture.
Other than Level 1 Unpaid Work Requirements, Community Payback Orders require the preparation of a Criminal Justice Social Work Report. Assessments undertaken within the CJSWR Process can include Level of Service Inventory (Revised): Screening Version; STABLE 2007 (Sexual Offenders); Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (Domestic Abuse).