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Community Payback Order: Treatment: Alcohol


Local Authority area:

East Ayrshire

Primary Courts of relevance:

Kilmarnock and Ayr

All information provided by:

East Ayrshire Community Justice Partnership

East Ayrshire Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Community Payback Order: Treatment: Alcohol

Interventions suitable for

Where a person’s dependence on alcohol contributes to the offending behaviour. Legislation states that the court must be satisfied that:

  • The person is dependent on alcohol;
  • The dependency requires, and may be susceptible to, treatment;
  • Arrangements have, or can be made, for the proposed treatment to take place including where treatment is to be residential, and details of such arrangements.

The court is likely also to want to be satisfied that:

  • The requirement is appropriate for the individual;
  • The individual is motivated to comply with the requirement and engage in treatment;
  • That the work undertaken is focused on reducing or eliminating alcohol dependency;
  • That alcohol is a significant factor in the individual’s life, causing impaired general functioning e.g. impacting on health, relationships, employment and contributing to their offending behaviour.

Programme title and provider

Treatment: Alcohol

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

As per National Outcomes and Standards and with input from NHS Addiction Services/Ayrshire Council on Alcohol

Rapid Access to Drug and Alcohol Recovery (RADAR). This service provides rapid access to support and or treatment for anyone affected by drugs or alcohol in the East Ayrshire area. A partnership approach from NHS Addiction Services, We Are With You, Ayrshire Council on Alcohol and East Ayrshire Advocacy Service. The service aims to offer a same day or next day appointment to help you identify the recovery support best suited to individual needs.

Possible Outcomes

The aim of the alcohol treatment requirement should be recovery from alcohol dependency. Where a CPO including an alcohol treatment requirement is imposed, a case management plan will require to be compiled by the responsible officer which should indicate what treatment and interventions the individual will receive to address their alcohol dependency. It should also ensure that individuals are well supported to participate in treatment and follow up on goals they have set as a result of it.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Criminal Justice Social Work Reports interview; Level of Service Case Management Inventory (LSCMi)

Where no specific scheme/intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on judicial request?

Please provide details

Not with current resources without more information