We are pleased to introduce the fifth summary of local authority annual reports on community payback orders (CPOs) produced by Community Justice Scotland under these new reporting requirements, covering the period 2021-22.

The report provides an overview of activity completed by people in local areas subject to a CPO and is based on local authority annual reports on the operation of CPOs within their area during the reporting year. Unlike previous reports, a wider focus is placed this year on the broader aspects of CPO delivery including issues faced by local authority areas when delivering such an important service to individuals.

Local providers report an increasingly complex range of needs and challenges faced by those given a CPO, but their commitment to supporting people to complete a CPO, and to meeting these needs, is to be commended.

Read the report here


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