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Community Payback Order: practice guidance

Published: 25 Jan 2019

This updated guidance replaces 'National outcomes and standards for social work services in the criminal justice system: community payback order practice guidance' issued in 2010.

160 page PDF

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160 page PDF

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Community Payback Order: practice guidance
13. Drug Treatment and Testing Orders

160 page PDF

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13. Drug Treatment and Testing Orders

These continue to be available to courts as a sentencing option. Both Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTOs) and Restriction of liberty orders (RLOs) can be used as a concurrent sentence with a CPO but it is anticipated that RLOs will rarely be used concurrently with DTTOs.

A DTTO is a high tariff disposal for individuals with drug problems who might otherwise receive a custodial sentence.

The purpose of a DTTO is to focus on individuals for whom offending is a consequence of substance misuse (for example, acquisitive offending to support dependence), and who are at direct risk of receiving a custodial sentence. It is different from a drug treatment requirement, which is focused on individuals whose offending is not as prolific.


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