Local Authority area:
Primary Courts of relevance:
Edinburgh Sheriff court
All information provided by:
East Lothian Community Justice Partnership
East Lothian Community Justice Information
Published: 15 November 2022
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Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work
Interventions suitable for
All appropriate service users – no restrictions
Programme Title and Provider
Community Payback Work Team (Justice Social Work Service)
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
The Community Payback Work Team in East Lothian provide individual placements for those unable to undertake a work group, primarily within charity shops and other volunteering opportunities including the Ridge project. The work groups provide various opportunities to benefit all local communities throughout East Lothian.
For example, The Community Payback Work Team have worked in partnership with tenancy support schemes to clear and upgrade gardens for residents with mental health issues. There are regular seasonal groundwork projects at Belhaven Hospital and Cockenzie House, and where possible those subject to unpaid work hours support the Rangers service at Yellowcraig. Further details can be provided if required.
• Compliance with PASS
• Reduce custodial sentences
• Reduce risk of further offending
• Increase employability
• Reduce deprivation and poverty
• Provide rehabilitation and opportunities for reparation to local communities.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention