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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:

In Stirling, men and women age 16 and above can complete between 80 – 300 hours of unpaid work in the community. (Level 1 20-100hrs, Level 2 101 to 300hrs). For those aged 16 or 17 years a supervision requirement must accompany this requirement. We provide a light duties option for those who may have difficulty joining the task squads. Personal placements are also available in for example charity shops, where assessed as suitable. There are no restrictions with regard to nature of offending, however in every assessment of suitability of unpaid work we need to consider public protection and the safety of the individual. Advice will be given to the sentencer in this respect in the CJSWR disposal section. Unpaid Work operates 7 days a week. Stirling Justice Service also offers the opportunity for those sentenced to Unpaid Work to complete up to 30% of their hours doing ‘other activities’.