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Fast-track justice 03/02/2012 The Scottish Government has welcomed the encouraging results of a pilot project designed to speed up the punishment of low level offenders sentenced to a Community Payback Order.

Fast-track justice

The Scottish Government has welcomed the encouraging results of a pilot project designed to speed up the punishment of low level offenders sentenced to a Community Payback Order.

During its first nine months 92% of offenders on the pilot were sent out to pay back the community within 24 hours. Early initial results also show that 98% are starting their manual labour within seven days.

The ‘one stop shop’ system involved community service and social work staff being housed directly opposite Glasgow Sheriff Court, meaning offenders can be transferred immediately from the dock down to be assessed, allocated, and then taken directly to their first community payback work squad placement.

A full evaluation will take place at the end of the pilot period, but if successful, the model could be replicated elsewhere in Scotland.

“We want to see low level offenders out paying back communities by doing some tough manual labour,” said Kenny MacAskill, the Justice Minister.“It is early days, but the initial results are encouraging with an overwhelming majority out doing manual labour and making improvements to communities within 24 hours and nearly all of them out within seven days.”

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