About Community Remedies For Crimes?
Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner Wants Your Views
Anti-social behaviour and low-level crime affects people’s life on a daily basis. Acts such as vandalism, damage to someone’s property, noise, drunkenness, low-level theft, or harassment can have a real impact on individuals, businesses and whole communities.
In low-level cases where the offender admits the offence, and with the agreement of the victim, the victim can work with the police to choose how the offender should make amends from a list of options, called a community remedy.
There are different options available, and these include: providing the victim with financial compensation; the offender repairing the damage or undertaking other unpaid work; apologising to the victim or meeting them face-to-face; for an offender to attend treatment if they have drug or alcohol issues.
The Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner would like to invite you to participate in a consultation his office are running on the options that are offered as part of the community remedy, and to suggest any alternative options you think are missing.