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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.

Further Information:

Midlothian commissions a DTTO service from City of Edinburgh Council. This service is available to Midlothian residents aged 16 plus. There are two types of DTTOs. Normal DTTOs may be used instead of prison for people charged with serious or high levels of offending. DTTO 2 is for individuals who are starting to offend because of their drug use. Currently DTTO are not accepting new referrals and it has been sometime since Midlothian had a client subject to a DTTO. Midlothian as part of the health and social care partnership has No11 Hub which includes our Substance Use Team who can provide support.