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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Edinburgh Sheriff Court and the High Courts

All information provided by:

Midlothian Community Justice Partnership

Midlothian Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

Interventions suitable for

Midlothian residents aged 16 plus.

Programme Title and Provider

Drug Testing and Treatment Order (DTTO) – City of Edinburgh Council

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

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.

Possible Outcomes

Reduction in offending behaviour. Improved life chances.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

DTTO staff will assess suitability at point of the Community Justice Social Work Report. Justice workers will ask the Court for a deferment for an assessment or a rapid assessment can be complete if an individual is on remand.