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Community Payback Order Unpaid Work

Last updated: 12th 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:

Through use of other activity hours, people undertaking a Community Payback Order Unpaid Work Requirement can be credited for hours if they undertake the following activities: • Engagement with Employability/Training/Adult Learning Services • Engagement with identified third sector supports such as The Wise Group.