The Turning Point Scotland CPO Support Service works in partnership with Criminal Justice Social Work to offer an intensive support and mentoring service to assist men and women to complete their Community Payback Orders. We will support service users from report stage to ensure they attend court and at any point throughout the order.
We provide mentoring to service users to develop new skills and change their behaviour. We also offer interventions that can motivate service users and build hope, and that engage with the relational and social contexts of change. We will in partnership with Criminal Justice Social Workers to develop more effective practice and co-produce change together.

What we do

At Turning Point Scotland CPO Support Service we are aware desistance is much more than Criminal Justice. It requires engagement with families, communities, citizenship and working with judicial, social, and psychological areas of people’s lives. We use mentoring and a prosocial modelling approach to assist individuals develop a prosocial identity.
We are a committed team that support men and women on CPOs that are vulnerable have had warnings or are at risk of breach. We offer support in addressing many of the barriers that prevent service users reaching their potential and completing a CPO including:

  • Alcohol and Drug use
  • Offending
  • Housing & Homelessness
  • Mental & Physical Health
  • Relationships
  • Education
  • Employment / Training
  • Life chances


When we receive a referral from a Criminal Justice Social Worker, we will contact the person within 48 hours. We will arrange to meet to offer support and to identify and address the barriers or issues that criminal justice social worker is raising in referral. We will develop a person centred support plan and strategy that encourages the service user to comply with and complete their CPO as well as gain knowledge and skills to develop citizenship and become an active valued member of the community. We will use an assertive outreach approach and stick with the person to improve their life chances.

If you would like to make a referral download the leaflet CPO Support Service

If you are seeking support download the leaflet CPO Support Service

Turning Point Scotland
Community Payback Order Support Service
123 West Street
G5 8BA
T 0141 429 4283


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