Giving Victims a Say
The new legislation introduced in 2014, aims to give
victims more of a say in how ASB is dealt with.
The Community Remedy gives victims a say in the
out-of-court punishment of perpetrators for low-level crime and
anti-social behaviour by giving them the opportunity to choose from
a list of agreed actions that the perpetrators agrees to engage
with where there is evidence that anti-social behaviour or an
offence has been committed or that the individual admits to
anti-social conduct or an offence.
The interventions available to victims within the Merseyside
- a face-to-face or written apology to the victim;
- not to behave anti-socially in the future by agreeing to an
acceptable behaviour contract. The perpetrator will face
further consequences if the agreement is broken;
- a restorative justice conference where a police officer or
independent mediator brings victim and offender together to resolve
the issues; or
- participation in structured activities that are either
educational or rehabilitative.
For more information on the Community Remedy visit:
The Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner website
The Community Trigger gives victims and
communities the right to request a review of their case if there
are concerns that ongoing reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB)
have not been addressed.
For more information on the Community Trigger click here.