Community Payback Order: Treatment: Alcohol
Interventions suitable for
Those sentenced to a Community Payback Order with an Alcohol requirement.
Programme title and provider
TCA Counselling – Court referral scheme: this pathway was developed in partnership with the Sheriffs and Court Social Worker. This pathway enables the sheriffs to request a report from TCA about the client in relation to substance use. The pathway is: TCA have allocated appointments for the courts: these are given to the court social worker prior to a court appearance. The social worker will give them to the client in the court room as requested by the Sheriff.
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
This scheme is active in Dundee but can also be accessed in Perth & Kinross and Angus.
The client will be assessed in relation to the nature of substance use/alcohol, associated factors and plans for lifestyle change. This involves a range of psychosocial, motivational enhancement and cognitive behavioural techniques.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
A report is produced for the next court appearance (the clients will have received 4 appointments). The report consists of
- Attendance record
- Drinking history and current alcohol use
- Relationship between Alcohol Misuse and Offending
- Recommendations and conclusions