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Community Payback Order: Supervision


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Dundee

All information provided by:

Fife Community Justice Partnership

Fife Community Justice Information

Published: 15 November 2022

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In Spring 2022, the information will be reviewed and updated where required. Thereafter a review, and any necessary revisions, will take place three times annually.

Community Payback Order: Supervision

Interventions suitable for

Anyone aged over 16 resident in Fife

Programme title and provider


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

In Fife, supervision requirements of a Community Payback Order are overseen by a qualified social worker and managed by Fife Justice Social Work services. Interventions are guided by a case management plan developed using accredited risk assessment tools. Should a specialised service be required to address the needs identified, referrals to appropriate third sector services would be progressed.

Possible Outcomes

To work with the individual and relevant others to achieve change in the individual’s behaviour, to encourage desistance from offending behaviour; and to work with the individual to achieve improved decision making and life chances. The supervising officer also reviews progress, reports to Court as required and helps the individual to address any obstacles to the successful completion of the Community Payback Order.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

At court report stage, recommendations for appropriate community-based disposals are made following the assessment.