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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)


Local Authority area:

Scottish Borders

Primary Courts of relevance:

Jedburgh and Selkirk

All information provided by:

Scottish Borders Community Justice Partnership

Scottish Borders Community Justice Information

Published: 22 November 2022

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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

Interventions suitable for

Assessed risk and need.

Programme Title and Provider

Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO). Justice Social Work and Borders Addiction Service

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

Report is provided to court, as requested by Sheriff or identified for considered by the court report writer and offered to the court via CJSWR. Suitability for a Drug Treatment and Testing Order includes: If individual has appeared in Court several times for offences related to drug misuse, if individual has a drug dependency, if individual wants to address their substance issues in order to avoid further offending and make better life forming decisions.

Possible Outcomes

Intended to reduce or eliminate an offenders propensity to misuse drugs and achieve a positive change in the scale and frequency of drug relating offending to improve life chances, personal resilience and self-management.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

As above. An assessment is undertaken by Justice Social Work at the point of CJSWR request.

All individuals who present with a substance issue, including those being considered for DTTO will be referred to NHS Borders Addiction Service, for intervention as per national MAT Standards. This service will deliver any medical intervention required.

Where no specific scheme/intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on judicial request?