Criminal Justice

Dundee FC Community Trust are one of five clubs chosen by the SPFL Trust to launch a major new programme aimed at combating anti-social behaviour, including football related offences.

Funded by the Scottish Government’s CashBack scheme, Off The Bench launched in 2021.  Off The Bench is a 16-week programme for 18-24-year-olds who have committed, or are considered likely to commit offences or engage in anti-social behaviour, particularly, but not limited to offences in and around football matches in Scotland.

During our 1st cohort we delivered huge results. 76% of individuals on our Off the Bench programme went into employment and many went onto our community programmes.