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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)


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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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

Interventions suitable for

16 years and above and assessed as suitable.

Programme Title and Provider

Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

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

Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTOs) are imposed by Courts where someone’s offending is clearly linked to problem drug misuse. It is different to other community-based sentences such as Supervision and Unpaid Work as the focus of a DTTO is to address problem drug use to reduce the risk of further offending and harm. DTTOs can be imposed from 6 months to 3 years in length and Stirling Justice Social Work Service offers this disposal in partnership with the NHS Substance Treatment Service.
This work has been adapted to be delivered under Covid19 restrictions.

Possible Outcomes

Reduction in drug use / abstinence. Associated health and wellbeing benefits.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

Assessment of suitability via Criminal Justice Social Work Report and a specific DTTO Assessment. Delivered as a sentence of the court.