Enhanced combination orders
If an offender was given an Enhanced Combination Order by a court, they wouldn't go to prison. They would get a community sentence where they would need to do unpaid work, do victim-focused work, have a psychological assessment and take part in programmes.
When a court could use an Enhanced Combination Order
Instead of sending an offender to prison, a court could give them an Enhanced Combination Order (ECO). An ECO would be an alternative to a prison sentence of 12 months or less.
Offences where an ECO could be given
An Enhanced Combination Order could be given if an offence involves:
- public order breaches
- criminal damage
- causing unnecessary suffering to animals
- threats to kill
- burglary and counterfeiting
- causing grievous bodily injury by dangerous driving and other less serious driving offences
- aiding and abetting blackmail
- violence against the person
- possessing an offensive weapon in a public place