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Community Payback Order Unpaid Work

Last updated: 12th July 2024


Where the order contains an unpaid work or other activity requirement an individual must undertake unpaid work for a specified number of hours in the community. This should have a focus on reparation and providing a clear tangible benefit to the local community. It may also include requiring the individual to take responsibility for their own behaviour by spending time, through the “other activity” component of the requirement, on developing their interpersonal, educational, and vocational skills to support long-term desistance from offending.

Further Information:

Unpaid Work is managed by Justice Services Social Work. In addition to generic work squads which undertake a range of tasks, we arrange individual work placements at different organisations and locations across Moray.

Unpaid work orders can be complemented by ‘other activities’. Up to 30% of an unpaid work requirement (or 30 hours, whichever is the lower) can consist of activity other than unpaid work. We will determine the nature and extent (if any) of the ‘other activity’ element.

The team are proactive in developing links with partners to support further training and employment. The team conduct home visits if people are not attending to check in.

When the squad have free time the staff will take them to community spaces, drop ins, etc to build links.