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Frequently Asked Questions

Alcohol Diversion Scheme

The Alcohol Diversion Scheme is a police-referred course currently only offered within Cumbria and Wales.  TTC supports this initiative as we are committed to working with the police to help reduce the level of alcohol-fuelled crime in a bid to minimise the risk to individuals and the wider community.

Offenders receive a Fixed Penalty ticket for one of the following offences:

  • Drunk and Disorderly (Section 91 Criminal Justice Act 1967);
  • Section 5 Public Order Act where drinking was involved (Section 5 Public Order Act 1986),

An offender may be given the opportunity to attend and complete a two-hour Alcohol Diversion Scheme course. TTC delivers Alcohol Diversion courses across Cumbria at venues located in Barrow, Carlisle, Workington. In Wales, venues are located in Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr, Newport, Rhyl and Wrexham.

The Alcohol Diversion Scheme has been put in to place to give police the discretion to offer the public who commit selected offences the opportunity to attend a course as an alternative to potential prosecution or the Fixed Penalty system of a fine.

If an offender opts to take an Alcohol Diversion course, the fee in Cumbria is £45 and in Wales £46.50, however, on successful completion the Police will take no further action in respect of the original offence.

The classroom-based course is interactive and held in a relaxed environment, where attendees gain an understanding of:

– The longer term effects of drinking
– The potential risks to themselves and others in alcohol-fuelled situations
– Alcohol units
– How to identify risk situations

If you have been referred by the police to an Alcohol Diversion course, click here to book your course.

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