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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work


Local Authority area:


Primary Courts of relevance:

Stirling Sheriff and JP Courts

All information provided by:

Stirling Community Justice Partnership

Stirling Community Justice Information

Published: 17 September 2021

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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work

Interventions suitable for

16 years and above where assessed as suitable by Justice Social Work.

Programme Title and Provider

Unpaid work

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

In Stirling, men and women age 16 and above can complete between 80 and 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 Criminal Justice Social Work Report 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’. This is either through a 10 week rolling group work programme or tailored individual work which address lifestyle factors and risk and need including inputs on health, substance misuse, and employability.
All CPOs are continuing to be delivered under Covid-19 restrictions, at present this means previous levels of service capacity are not always possible.

Possible Outcomes

Access to support services to address risk and need. Possible outcomes Include completion of training opportunities, reduction/abstinence in substance use, improved wellbeing, secured or sustained housing.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Assessment of suitability via Criminal Justice Social Work Reports. Delivered as a sentence of the court.