Shetland Islands Council
Community Payback Order: Unpaid Work
Interventions suitable for
All offenders aged 16+
Programme Title and Provider
Details of all Specific national or local scheme/intervention(s) available
An Unpaid Work scheme is available to all offenders aged 16+ and individual placements may be available, e.g. in the local Community Bike Project, and local Charity Shops.
Skills and self-esteem can be developed and improved, leading to increased employability prospects. The ‘Other Activities’ element of the Requirement allows for individuals to address/receive support with other areas of need, e.g. literacy/numeracy, housing, substance awareness education etc.
Process for Assessment and/or inclusion in scheme/intervention
For an Unpaid Work Requirement of over 100 hours, offenders will have been subject of a referral from Court to Criminal Justice for a Criminal Justice Social Work Report. For Unpaid Work Requirement of less than 100 hours, the offender may or may not have been the subject of such a Report. In addition, individuals may be made subject to a Fiscal Work Order, of up to 50 hours. The Fiscal Work Order is made directly from the Procurator Fiscal’s service without any assessment by Criminal Justice Social Work Report, if the individual is in agreement with the Fiscal Work Order.