Community Payback Orders - your views

Community Payback Orders explained

If an offence has been committed on or after 1 February 2011 a Community Payback Order can be made by the Court. (This Order replaces Probation and Community Service). This can last between 6 months and 3 years.

The Court can impose one or more of the following:

  • Compensation requirement
  • Offender supervision requirement
  • Unpaid work requirement
  • Programme requirement
  • Residence requirement
  • Mental health requirement
  • Drug treatment requirement
  • Alcohol treatment requirement
  • Conduct requirement

The Court can also add other conditions. These may require the offender:

  • to do something, such as participate in a group work programme,
  • or not to do something, such as not to enter a specific place. 

A social worker completes the Criminal Justice Social Work Report. They will discuss with the offender the possible extra conditions and what they might entail.