Offenders can be sentenced to do unpaid work that benefits the community. This unpaid work is also referred to as Community Payback, and requires offenders to undergo some local activity within the community for the crimes they have committed. This work helps offenders to engage in some meaningful activity and reflect on their actions, it also helps to make the community we live in safer and better places to live.
If your club, community group, faith or voluntary organisation, local authority service or local business has a project that could be part in this scheme, you can nominate it online at www.merseysidecrc.co.uk.
To be considered your project must meet the following criteria:
- It must benefit the local community
- Offenders must be putting something back into the community
- No individual may make a profit from the work
- It must be challenging and demanding
- It must be worthwhile and constructive
- It must not take paid work away from others
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your local Community Payback Team will assess the project for suitability and for health and safety implications.Back to blog