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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Wick / Tain / Inverness / Portree / Fort William

All information provided by:

Highland Community Justice Partnership

Highland Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

Interventions suitable for

Individuals suitable for a community order where the emphasis is on drugs treatment as the primary means of reducing offending behaviour.

Programme Title and Provider

Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

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

Criminal Justice Social Work (CJSW) have a Drug Testing and Treatment team within DAIT based in Inverness that provides this service across Highland. (DTTO2s, a more modern form of Drug Testing and Treatment orders targeting a younger poly-drug using cohort, is also available. This is a less intensive version of Drug Testing and Treatment orders with a less rigorous testing regime. This is delivered in accordance with the Drug Testing and Treatment orders National Guidance issued by the Scottish Government (2004).

Possible Outcomes

Reduction or cessation of drug use, including the elimination of a person’s dependency or propensity to misuse drugs and to achieve positive changes in the scale and frequency of drug related offending.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Through a Criminal Justice Social Work Report (CJSWR). Details of programmes and interventions are normally included in the report, together with an outline action plan.