Community Payback Orders consultation
The City of Edinburgh Council would like to hear your views on Community Payback Orders (CPO), which are given out by the Court to people to pay for their crimes as an alternative to a prison sentence. In particular, we would like to know what you think about the unpaid work part of a CPO which replaced community service in 2011. This is when an individual who has committed an offence does unpaid work in the community.
- Do you have any experience of people doing unpaid work in your community?
- Do you think unpaid work gives people the opportunity to repay the community for the crimes they have committed?
- 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 by 30 June 2021;
Community Payback Consultation 2021 - City of Edinburgh Council - Citizen Space
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 are 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 people reintegrate into society and reduce the likelihood of them reoffending. We also want to generate more discussion with communities about unpaid work opportunities.
Findings from the consultation will be included in the Council’s 2020-2021 CPO report in early 2022.