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Community Payback Order Treatment: Alcohol

Last updated: 10th July 2024


Where the order contains an alcohol treatment requirement an individual must submit to treatment by or under the direction of a specified person with a view to the reduction or elimination of the offender’s dependency on alcohol.

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No specific national or local schemes are available. The Court will be informed through the Criminal Justice Social Work Report (CJSWR) of the individual’s suitability for such a requirement. Prior to the use of an Alcohol Treatment Requirement being referred to within the Criminal Justice Social Work Report, agreement will have been reached between support services locally to ensure that the requirement can be implemented effectively. Such a requirement would only ever be suggested where the individual is in agreement. A level of motivation and supporting compliance is a component of the approach required. If an Alcohol Treatment Requirement is not already referred to within the Justice Social Work Report, and the Court wishes to explore this as a sentencing option, a Stand Down Report can be provided from the Aberdeenshire Court Social Worker (Aberdeen and Peterhead Sheriff Courts) or Criminal Justice Social Worker (Banff Sheriff Court).