Community Payback Order consultation

Your views on Community Payback

We want to hear your views on Community Payback Orders (CPO).  These are given out by the Court to offenders to pay for their crimes as an alternative to a prison sentence. 

In particular, we want to know what you think about the unpaid work part of a CPO, which replaced community service in 2011. This is when an offender does unpaid work within the community.  
  • Do you have any experience of offenders doing unpaid work in your community?  
  • Do you have any ideas about residents, community projects or organisations who could benefit from unpaid work support?  
You can tell us your views by completing our consultation form.  If you provide contact details, we can let you know when the Council’s 2012-2013 CPO Report is available. 

If you know of someone or a group that could benefit from unpaid work support, you can complete our suggestion form.  Please note that we may not be able to help with every request we receive but we will tell you why.

Why we’re asking for your views

Your information will help us improve how we work with communities.  We want to increase understanding of CPOs and their importance in helping offenders reintegrate into society and reduce the likelihood of them reoffending.

We also want to generate more discussion with communities about unpaid work opportunities.

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