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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Elgin Sheriff Court

All information provided by:

Moray Community Justice Partnership

Moray Community Justice Information

Published: 30 November 2021

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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work

Interventions suitable for

People who have committed offences

Programme Title and Provider

Undpaid Work

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

Unpaid Work is managed by Criminal Justice Social Work.
In addition to generic work squads which undertake a range of tasks, there are ‘female only’, ‘short’ (light duties) squads and 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 lower) can consist of activity other than unpaid work. Criminal Justice Social Work will determine the nature and extent (if any) of the ‘other activity’ element.

Possible Outcomes

  • Community safety and public protection
  • Reduced offending
  • Social inclusion to support desistance from offending
  • ‘Other activities’ can include training and coaching which may lead to improved employment prospects

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

  • Assessment by Criminal Justice Social Work within Criminal Justice
  • Social Work report