Community Remedy Consultation

ConsultationThe Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 Section 101 has introduced provisions to allow a community focused response to low level ASB rather than court proceedings.

Under the Act the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) must prepare a Community Remedy Document (“CRD”) for Warwickshire. The CRD is a list of actions which could be applied to a person who has engaged in ASB or has committed an offence but where court proceedings are not being pursued.

Under the Act, the relevant policing body must consult relevant community members in preparing the CRD.

In order to assist in the preparation of the CRD, the OPCC, Warwickshire has prepared a list of questions which are aimed at those who will apply the remedies or be affected by them.

It is not an exhaustive list. There will be an opportunity for you to tell us if we have missed anything from this list. Once all the consultation responses have been received and analysed a final version of the CRD will be agreed and signed by the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire.

Proposed CRD:

1. Community Mediation – use of a third party to bring together both parties to reach a common agreement face to face.

2. Shuttle Mediation allows the victim and offender to put their views to each other without meeting face to face.

3. A written or verbal apology from the offender.

4. Structured Activity e.g doing courses, training.

5. Reparation to the Local Community e.g doing local unpaid work for a short period such as picking up litter, repairing damage, volunteering.

6. Targeted and specific intervention e.g. alcohol treatment, anger management courses.

7. Financial compensation in full or a contribution towards any damages caused.

8. Repair the specific damage caused e.g cleaning off graffiti.

9. Parenting contract – a voluntary agreement signed by the offenders parent/carer/ guardian outlining expected behaviour.

10. Counselling.

11. Acceptable Behaviour Contract- Written agreement specifying future behaviour.

12. Tenancy Enforcement- through social landlords (to be agreed in advance).

 

To participate in the consultation, please click here.

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