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A sentence which may be imposed on conviction for a criminal offence. It replaces custodial sentences of less than twelve months and provides for a further period of supervision in the community after the offender is released. Section 181 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 provides that, in general, all prison sentences of less than twelve months should consist of a short period of custody (the ‘custodial period’) followed by a longer period on licence (the ‘licence period’) during which the offender must comply with the requirements imposed by the court as part of the custody plus order. The orders were to have been introduced in November 2006 but have been delayed pending further consultation.

The following requirements may be attached to the order: unpaid work requirement (s 199, CJA 2003); activity requirement (s 201, CJA 2003); programme requirement (s 202, CJA 2003); prohibited activity requirement (s 203, CJA 2003); curfew requirement (s 204, CJA 2003), together with an electronic monitoring requirement (s 177(3), CJA 2003); exclusion requirement (s 205, CJA 2003), together with an electronic monitoring requirement (s 177(3), CJA 2003); supervision requirement (s 213, CJA 2003); (in the case of an offender aged under 25) attendance centre requirement (s 214, CJA 2003).The custodial period must be between two and thirteen weeks and the licence period at least 26 weeks. In the case of consecutive sentences, the total term for two or more offences is limited to 65 weeks, with a maximum custodial period of 26 weeks.

unpaid work requirement (s 199, CJA 2003);

activity requirement (s 201, CJA 2003);

programme requirement (s 202, CJA 2003);

prohibited activity requirement (s 203, CJA 2003);

curfew requirement (s 204, CJA 2003), together with an electronic monitoring requirement (s 177(3), CJA 2003);

exclusion requirement (s 205, CJA 2003), together with an electronic monitoring requirement (s 177(3), CJA 2003);

supervision requirement (s 213, CJA 2003);

(in the case of an offender aged under 25) attendance centre requirement (s 214, CJA 2003).

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