On Probation

Community Order

You have been sentenced to a community order. This is made up of one or more “requirements” that the court has ordered you to do.

This is the full list of 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 you to offend
  • Attendance Centre (for under 25s) – you must go to an attendance centre for set hours.

An offender manager will oversee your order. You will work with other people as well.

Your offender manager will encourage you to think about the things in your life that might lead you to re-offend.

You and your offender manager will together agree an action plan for you to follow during your sentence. This is called your sentence plan.

If you have a supervision requirement, you will meet your offender manager regularly to see how you are getting on.