The DRR is a community order to provide treatment and support for your crime and drug use. It is a voluntary punishment option for those facing criminal proceedings for drug related crimes. You can request to get one of these orders and a member of the DRR team will assess you for suitability, however ultimately it is the judge’s decision as to whether you get on to the programme or not.
If you do get onto the DRR program the judge will decide to award you either a low, a medium or a high level order and this will dictate the number of hours you must attend for.
This service is here to facilitate change.
You will need to attend all of your hours and will be regularly drug tested with the results being fed back on a monthly basis to your sentencing judge. If it is felt that you are not progressing on your order then the judge may review your DRR and could consider a custodial sentence instead.
A care plan for your treatment will be drawn up which will be led by you.
This will give you a clear understanding of what treatment you will receive during the programme .This will be reviewed regularly by your key worker and probation officer and you will be given a copy so you can reflect on it during your journey with us.
A weekly timetable will be given to you that will include all of your appointments that you must attend. The requirement will include drug testing twice weekly, group work, and weekly key working sessions to discuss things like housing, benefits, drug use, offending behaviours, staying safe, harm minimisation, and onward referrals to other agencies which may include an Aftercare programme or Counselling.
You may also need substitute prescribing, onward referral to residential rehab, alternative therapies, or access to the structured day program.
If you want to find out more about drug intervention, you might find the following sites useful.
No 4 The Carronades, New Road Southampton, SO14 0AA
Office: 02380 881 409
Out of hours: 0800 389 0420
Fax: 02380 638 257
Rob had been using drugs since he was 15 years old. He started out using cannabis and progressed onto harder drugs as he got older. When Rob was 24 years old he was convicted of shop lifting to support his heroin habit. Rob was awarded a DRR by his judge and this was Rob’s first encounter with drug services.
Rob has been working with his keyworker now for 5 months. He was a little resistant to change at first but through talking about his problems and working with his keyworker on his treatment options Rob has begun to realise that he could have a much different, more positive future. Rob is now on a substitute prescription and has started to produce drug free tests.