Community Payback directly benefits our local communities as service users carry out unpaid work.
The court can sentence individuals up to 300 hours of unpaid work. Individuals must work at least seven hours a week, but if they don’t have a job they may have to work their hours more intensively.
The work should not replace paid work by others.
Community Payback provides:
• Punishment – challenging and demanding work which acts as a visible punishment and deterrent
• Reparation – a way service users can pay back local communities that suffer as a result of crime
• Rehabilitation – the opportunity for service users to make a positive contribution to the local community and develop skills that will help them find work.
A supervisor oversees the work of service users on projects.
We can use up to 20% of unpaid work hours to help individuals attend employment related training or education.
The projects on Community Payback are worthwhile; I feel like I am giving something back to the community.
Nominate a project
Do you have a project you think Community Payback can help you with?
Yes? Then nominate a project by emailing this link.