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Community Payback Order: Programme


Local Authority area:

East Renfrewshire

Primary Courts of relevance:

Paisley Sheriff Court, and East Renfrewshire residents sentenced in other courts including Glasgow

All information provided by:

East Renfrewshire Community Justice Partnership

East Renfrewshire Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Community Payback Order: Programme

Interventions suitable for

Men aged 18+ where convicted of sexual offences

Programme title and provider

Moving Forward Making Changes

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

Available for East Renfrewshire service users, men 18+ where convicted of sexual offences and assessed as appropriate on the basis of specialist risk assessments.
Moving Forward Making Changes (MFMC) MFMC is rooted in the ‘Good Lives Model’ (GLM) for offender rehabilitation. The Good Lives model assumes that everyone wants certain primary goods in their life but that, for offenders, this desire manifests itself in harmful ways due to a range of deficits in the offender and/or their environment. It is designed to be delivered in a group format, although it can also be delivered 1:1or 2:1. It is based on ‘rolling groups’ – men join the group at different times and can be at different stages of the programme at the same time.

Possible Outcomes

Assists participants to recognise and stop using sexual behaviours and to lead a satisfying life, which does not involve harm to others. It will also help participants to: reduce offending; increase self-confidence and self-esteem; improve relationships, and identify positive goals and the steps to achieve them

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Where a man has been convicted of a sexual offence and the Court defers sentence for Criminal Justice Social Work Reports, eligibility for the programme will be assessed and included in the report based on age, patterns of offending and risk. If made subject to a programme requirement by the court, the man will undertake a period of pre programme work before moving onto completing identified Moving Forward Making Changes modules that meet his treatment need.