Drug Treatment and Testing Order
If your offence is directly related to drug abuse, the Court can impose a Drug Treatment and Testing Order or DTTO.
What is a Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO)?
- A disposable available to the Sheriff Courts in Ayr and Kilmarnock and High Courts.
- The main aim is to reduce or eliminate illicit drug use via rapid access to closely monitored treatment.
- It requires an offender to undergo treatment associated with drug use, including drug testing and a system of frequent review involving the sentencing Court.
- An order can range from 6 months to 3 years in length and requires the offender's consent.
- It can run concurrent to, but is not part of, a statutory Community Payback Supervision Order.
Who is a Drug Treatment and Testing Order (DTTO) for?
- Offenders aged 16+ living within North, East or South Ayrshire local authority areas who have a serious drug problem requiring treatment.
- There should be an established link between pattern of drug use and the pattern of offending.
- Drug misuse must be susceptible to an available treatment option and there must be clear evidence of an offender's motivation to undergo treatment/change.
- Offenders will normally be at a high risk of custody owing either to the seriousness of the offence or frequency/pattern of offending.
- Offenders with diagnosed mental illness or those without a stable address would not normally be considered.