Community Payback Order: Programme
Interventions suitable for
Individuals considered suitable for a community disposal by the court requiring an accredited or non-accredited programme intervention.
Programme Title and Provider
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
As above. Highland offers the following specific programmes:
(1) Domestic Abuse – the Caledonian System: a nationally accredited group work and 1:1 programme, (where group work is not viable this is made clear in reports) address more serious ‘coercive control’ perpetrators of domestic abuse;
(2) Moving Forward: Making Changes, a sex offender group work programme;
(3) A locally developed women’s programme – only available in the Inverness area – specifically addresses the needs of women.
(See also Abriachan Forest Trust below.)
All Community Payback Orders aim to deliver the 3 key outcomes for Criminal Justice Social Work – reducing reoffending, social inclusion and protecting the public/community safety – as set out in the National Outcomes & Standards for social work services in the criminal justice system (SG 2010). This may be achieved by improving an individual’s employment prospects or completion of a programme that addresses the reasons why they offend.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
Through a Criminal Justice Social Work Report (CJSWR). Details of programmes and interventions are normally included in the report, together with an outline action plan.