This consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce legislation to allow police and crime commissioners (or the relevant local policing body) to give victims of low-level crime (such as low-level criminal damage and low-value thefts) and antisocial behaviour a say in the punishment of the offender.
The Community Remedy Consultation will gather knowledge, expertise and opinions of policing and criminal justice stakeholders, and the public more widely, to ensure that the final policy takes account of the potential impact of the changes on all affected parties.
We want to make sure that victims and the public agree that the punishments used are meaningful. We propose to do this through the introduction of the Community Remedy approach. This would be used when low level crimes and antisocial behaviours were dealt with out of court - either as part of an informal community resolution or a more formal conditional caution.