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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work


Local Authority area:

North Ayrshire

Primary Courts of relevance:

Kilmarnock and Ayr

All information provided by:

North Ayrshire Justice Services (Community Justice Ayrshire Partnership)

North Ayrshire Community Justice Information

Published: 15 November 2022

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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work

Interventions suitable for

Available to all services users.

Programme Title and Provider

Unpaid work

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

Unpaid work is suitable for all service users deemed fit to work. It serves as reparation in paying back to the community, aids rehabilitation, reintegration and challenges recidivism.  A variety of work is undertaken while supervised within the local community, lighter duties are available for those with additional needs or disabilities. Personal placements may be offered to suitable low risk service users who would benefit from charity type placement opportunities which may lead them to volunteering or employment at a later time.

Other activities are also available for a maximum of 30 hours which can be used towards total hours of unpaid work. Employability mentors are available to support service users into training, volunteering and employment (other activity).

Possible Outcomes

Gives service users the opportunity to learn new skills, aid employability and reduce criminality. Provides structure and support to service users while serving the local community by undertaking work such as landscaping, litter picking, food bank support.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Assessed at CJSWR interview by social worker. Level 1 orders can be given without assessment for up to 100 hours. A further risk assessment and suitability assessment is then undertaken by Unpaid Work officer prior to Order commencing.