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Community Payback Orders

Community Payback Orders

The Community Payback Order (CPO) was implemented on 1 February 2011 under Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act.

Community Payback Orders include the following requirements:

  • Unpaid work or other activity
  • Offender supervision
  • Compensation
  • Programme
  • Mental health treatment
  • Drug treatment
  • Alcohol treatment
  • Residence
  • Conduct

The minimum requirements are offender supervision or/and unpaid work.

Unpaid Work provides offenders with an important, long established, community based alternative to imprisonment.


Submit an Unpaid Work request

Local organisations or members of the public can submit a request for offenders to undertake unpaid work which is of benefit to the community.

Please note we can only accept applications where work undertaken would not be likely to deprive others of opportunities for paid employment

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