Scheme to ‘show justice in action’
OFFENDERS sentenced to carry out unpaid work in public areas are now wearing high visibility jackets.
The scheme, which began in Ashford on Monday, is part of a national scheme to improve public confidence in the justice system.
People ordered to do community work are having to wear bright orange jackets branded with the Community Payback logo.
They are currently removing graffiti from around Ashford and working to improve the Wye Cycle track by clearing rubbish and painting recycling bins.
Rita Hockley, Community Payback operations manager, said: “Offenders are paying back for their crimes in a way that is highly visible to the public, enabling justice to be seen to be done.”