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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work


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: Unpaid Work

Interventions suitable for

Those sentenced to Community Payback orders with Unpaid Work Requirement.

Programme title and provider

Unpaid work

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

2021 update: Unpaid work was significantly impacted by covid with two periods of national suspension. Unpaid work resumed in a group setting in April 2021 but with reduced staff to client ratios to maintain social distancing. Other activity has increased in use but cannot be more than 30% of an Order. Changes to the Public Health guidance in August 2021 have allowed an increase in the staff to client ratio. See Dundee Sheriff court for local updates.

Possible Outcomes

Indoor workshop and external placements, and also a range of individual placements for those who find group working more difficult. 100% satisfaction report from recipients of Unpaid Work and 78% satisfaction reported by those who were subject to it.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Suitability for Unpaid Work is assessed at the Criminal Justice Social Work Reports stage.