Community payback schemes are punishments designed so that offenders put something back into the community.
Projects undertaken by offenders include:
Since 2008, the Scottish Government has run a programme called cashback for communities. It takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities and programmes for young people across Scotland.
Since 2008, £75 million recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act has been committed to the CashBack for Communities Programme and other community initiatives. The programme has funded 1.8 million activities and opportunities for young people.
This investment includes: