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Drug Treatment and Testing Orders: Evaluation of The Scottish Pilots

Eley S, Gallop K, McIvor G, Morgan K & Yates R (2002) Drug Treatment and Testing Orders: Evaluation of The Scottish Pilots. Scottish Executive. Social Research Scottish Executive.

Drug Treatment and Testing Orders (DTTOs) - which are aimed at providing courts with a further community-based option to deal more effectively with some serious drug misusers who commit crimes to fund their habit - have been introduced in the UK through provisions in the Crime and Disorder Act 1998. Under the relevant legislation, courts can require an offender to undergo treatment for his or her drug misuse, subject to the offender's consent to such an order being made. DTTOs - which can be for a minimum of six months and a maximum of three years - can be made as a 'stand alone' option or in conjunction with another community-based disposal such as a probation order. They differ from existing provisions insofar as the role of the supervising officer is limited, mandatory drug-testing is an integral component of the order and the courts have powers to review orders on a regular basis.

Author(s)Eley, Susan; Gallop, Kathryn; McIvor, Gill; Morgan, Kerry; Yates, Rowdy
Publication date31/10/2002
PublisherSocial Research Scottish Executive
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