In the Media

Drug order scheme under scrutiny

PUBLISHED March 26, 2004

Eight out of 10 offenders handed a Drug Testing and Treatment Order by a court are re-convicted within two years, spending watchdogs have said.

Only 28% of the punishments finished last year were completed by offenders, a National Audit Office report said.
But the orders (DTTOs) "can be successful" for some drug abusers as an alternative to jail, auditors added.