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Community Payback Order Treatment: Drugs

Last updated: 27th June 2024


Where the order contains a drug treatment requirement an individual must submit to treatment by or under the direction of a specified person with a view to reducing or eliminating the offender’s dependency on, or propensity to misuse, drugs.

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A drug treatment requirement might be imposed when there are drug issues identified, but where an individual has not established a chronic history of drug misuse. Such a requirement will only be imposed in addition to an offender supervision requirement. We have recruited two Specified Workers who are based in the Community Justice Team and liaise closely with the Integrated-Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Team (I-DART). The Specified Workers provide an assessment at the Court report stage and thereafter work on the specific drug or alcohol issues with the person if they are given such a requirement. The Specified Person will lead the engagement with regards to substance misuse issues, and any social issues which interconnect. CJSW involvement will vary, working in the background when substance misuse is the sole issue, but undertaking specific offence focused work where required.