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Offenders helping to repay debt to society

Thu, 15 May 2014

A community service group on Blue Point beach
A community service group on Blue Point beach

Offenders carrying out community service orders on the Island have clocked up just under 17,000 days of unpaid work since 2003. 

The orders are handed down by the courts as an alternative to being sent to prison - they're aimed to get the offender to repay their debt to society.l

Initiatives include preparing a cycle trail and children's play area at Archallagan Plantation and helping to clean the Island's beaches.

Probation service officer David Martin says it's something they should be proud of: 

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