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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

Last updated: 27th June 2024


A DTTO is a disposal which focuses on drug treatment as the primary means of reducing offending behaviour. Orders last between 6 months and 3 years and combine drug treatment and a testing regime with regular court reviews, in addition to supervision.

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The Glasgow Drug Court is a therapeutic problem solving court which supervises the treatment of individuals with drug addiction issues who commit crime to fund their drug habit. The court aims to break that cycle of addiction and offending. The objectives of the Glasgow drug court are: – • To reduce the level of drug related offending behaviour, and • To reduce or eliminate an offender’ dependence on or propensity to misuse drugs. In order to achieve those objectives the drug court is supported by a specialist supervision and treatment team made up of social work staff, addiction specialists, a medical officer and a nurse team. This team ensures that the service user is given rapid access to treatment once a drug court order is made. The court as a whole is overseen by a multi-disciplinary management team, consisting of representatives of the key criminal justice and treatment agencies.