Scottish Borders


Local Authority area:

Scottish Borders

Primary Courts of relevance:

Jedburgh and Selkirk

All information provided by:

Scottish Borders Community Justice Partnership

Scottish Borders Community Justice Information

Published: 28 February 2020

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Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)

Interventions suitable for

Assessed risk and need.

Programme Title and Provider

Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO). Justice Social Work and Borders Addiction Service

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

Report is provided to court, as requested or option considered and offered to the court via Criminal Justice Social Work Report. Suitability for a Drug Treatment and Testing Order includes:
If individual appeared in Court several times for offences related to drug misuse, if individual has a drug dependency, if individual wants to change their life, avoid further offending and address/manage their drug use.

Possible Outcomes

Intended to reduce or eliminate an offenders propensity to misuse drugs and achieve a positive change in the scale and frequency of drug relating offending to improve life chances, personal resilience and self-management.

Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention

As above. Joint assessment undertaken by Justice Social Work and Borders Addiction Service.

Where no specific scheme/intervention is available, is there capacity to provide a bespoke service based on judicial request?

Not at this time.