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Community Payback Order Unpaid Work

Last updated: 1st July 2024


Where the order contains an unpaid work or other activity requirement an individual must undertake unpaid work for a specified number of hours in the community. This should have a focus on reparation and providing a clear tangible benefit to the local community. It may also include requiring the individual to take responsibility for their own behaviour by spending time, through the “other activity” component of the requirement, on developing their interpersonal, educational, and vocational skills to support long-term desistance from offending.

Further Information:

The unpaid work element is available to all individuals aged 16+ and comprises of Team Projects, individual Charity Shop placements and/or support programmes (via ‘Other Activity’) i.e. Alcohol Awareness, Anger Awareness, Problem Solving, Consequential Thinking. Adding to the individual’ skills, raising their esteem and self-confidence, gain a better understanding of their behaviour and the impact their actions have had on the community. The Glen Isla Project (specific for women) participate in local projects and various initiatives i.e. Music, drama workshops equipping them with new skills and increasing their mental and physical wellbeing.