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Community Payback Order: Treatment: Alcohol


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Dundee Sheriff Court

All information provided by:

Dundee Community Justice Partnership

Dundee Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Community Payback Order: Treatment: Alcohol

Interventions suitable for

Those sentenced to a Community Payback Order with an Alcohol requirement.

Programme title and provider

Treatment: alcohol
TCA Counselling – Court referral scheme: this pathway was developed in partnership with the Sheriffs and Court Social Worker. This pathway enables the sheriffs to request a report from TCA about the client in relation to substance use. The pathway is: TCA have allocated appointments for the courts: these are given to the court social worker prior to a court appearance. The social worker will give them to the client in the court room as requested by the Sheriff.

Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available

This scheme is active in Dundee but can also be accessed in Perth & Kinross and Angus.

Possible Outcomes

The client will be assessed in relation to the nature of substance use/alcohol, associated factors and plans for lifestyle change. This involves a range of psychosocial, motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioural techniques.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

A report is produced for the next court appearance (the clients will have received 4 appointments). The report consists of

  • Attendance record
  • Drinking history and current alcohol use
  • Relationship between Alcohol Misuse and Offending
  • Recommendations and conclusions