CPPT Community Service & Under Supervision

An Unpaid Work requirement is work that will benefit other people. This work is to pay back to the community for the harm or damage the offending behaviour has caused. This work is often promoted as Community Payback. There are lots of different types of work available and an opportunity to work as part of a team and learn new skills.  The officer responsible for the sentence will talk to the offender about what will be most suitable, and they will tell you when and where you will be working. You won’t be asked  to do anything that you can’t manage. If you are in full time work, education or training, you will have to do Community


The court may order you to do any or all of the following requirements::

  • Supervision – regular sessions with an offender manager to help you stop offending
  • Unpaid Work (Community Payback) – you will work in the community, paying back for the harm you have caused
  • Programme – a course to help you change so you stop offending
  • Drug Rehabilitation – to help you overcome your drug problem by treatment and testing
  • Alcohol treatment – to help you overcome your alcohol problem
  • Curfew – to stop you going out between agreed hours, sometimes with electronic monitoring
  • Residence – you must live at a place agreed by the court
  • Activity – an activity to improve your skills or spend time with the victim of your crime
  • Exclusion – to stop you going somewhere because you have committed an offence there
  • Prohibited Activity – bans you from something such as attending a football match or using the internet
  • Mental Health Treatment – professional medical help for problems which led to you to offend
  • Attendance centre (for under 25s) – you must go to an attendance centre for set hours

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On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons