The Community Remedy, which will be introduced as part of by the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, gives victims a say in the out-of-court punishment of perpetrators for low-level crime and anti-social behaviour.
It works by giving victims the opportunity to choose an action from the Community Remedy document that they think the perpetrator should carry out when a community resolution is to be used.
The Community Remedy document list was developed by the Commissioner following on from a three week public consultation to find out what members of our communities would expect to see in the Community Remedy document.
The Commissioner also consulted local authorities on what remedies are readily available throughout Merseyside.
According to Home Office guidance, each of the actions contained within the Community Remedy document must contain a:
- punitive element: reflecting the effects on the victim and the wider community; or
- reparative element: achieving appropriate restitution/reparation to the victim; or
- rehabilitative element: helping to address the causes of the perpetrator’s behaviour; or
- combination of these.
The Community Remedy document has been formally agreed with the Chief Constable.
You can find a copy of Merseyside's Community Remedy document here: Community Remedy.
If you have any queries about the Community Remedy, please Contact us.