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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:

Justice Services operate an unpaid work service. Individuals will either be placed within our unpaid work squads under the supervision of an Unpaid Work Supervisor or in an individual placement dependent on their risk assessment and needs. Individual placements are available in charity shops, via third sector partners such as Cyrenians and other local providers. Engagement in suitable unpaid work activities to increase skills, links to employment training unit / Cyrenians or other appropriate services such as Change Grow Live (CGL) Addictions Support to address needs as part of ‘other activity’. Assessment for Level 2 Orders is via Criminal Justice Social Work Reports. Those placed on a level 1 order will have their needs assessed by their allocated Unpaid Work Officer at their first appointment.