Community Payback Order: Treatment: Drugs
Interventions suitable for
People on community orders with substance dependency issues.
Programme title and provider
Alcohol and Drugs Recovery
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
Justice Social Work and Alcohol and Drug Recovery Services (ADRS) jointly fund a Senior Addiction Nurse, who will attend the JSW office two days a week to meet with clients within the Justice system.
This serves to aid compliance with the Order and promote the welfare of the client The aim of all treatment should be recovery from drug use.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
A drug treatment requirement might be imposed when there are drug issues identified, but where an individual has not established a chronic history of drug misuse. Such a requirement will only be imposed in addition to an offender supervision requirement. Individuals with drug problems, who would not be eligible for a Drug Testing or Treatment Order, because their offending history is not sufficiently high tariff, should be considered by the Criminal Justice Social Work Report author for such a disposal. This may include, for example, females who generally have a lower tariff offending history or some first time offenders.