Our Community Payback Service is based at our Meiklewood Training Centre. It works in partnership with the Criminal Justice Social Work Services of Glasgow City Council to deliver the unpaid work requirement of Community Payback Orders. These Orders are an alternative to sending an offender to jail. A Community Payback Order will normally have a number of ‘requirements’ attached to it, which may cover supervision, treatment, conduct or a programme of measures.
Our service offers offenders the chance to make reparation for their offences by undertaking unpaid work to the benefit of communities. They become involved in cleaning, maintaining and enhancing areas of Glasgow as part of the City’s Clean Glasgow Strategy. It is a visible service from which local communities benefit significantly. We have cleaned and painted hundreds of sites and community facilities across the city. From our workshops, clients make a range of products such as planters, benches and tables, using recycled wood, again for the benefit of communities around our city.
To give direction to clients on completion of their Orders, vocational training is provided at our Meiklewood training facility and employability advice is available.