The Alcohol Treatment Requirement (ATR) became available to the courts as a sentencing option for offences committed on or after 4 April 2005 by people aged 18 or over as defined in the Criminal Justice Act 2003. It is one of 12 requirements that can be applied to a Community Order for six months to three years or a Suspended Sentence Order for six months to two years (for discussion of the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement, see Gough, Chapter Four, this volume, and Heath, Chapter Five, this volume; for discussion of the Mental Health Treatment Requirement, see Pakes and Winstone, Chapter Six, this volume).The orders can be proposed for high, medium and low seriousness sentencing bands; however, the expectation is that it would not be used at low level.
|Title of host publication||Risk and rehabilitation: management and treatment of substance misuse and mental health problems in the criminal justice system|
|Editors||Aaron Pycroft, S. Clift|
|Place of Publication||Bristol|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|