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.
You are invited you to participate in a consultation on the options that are offered as part of the community remedy, and to suggest any alternative options you think are missing.
To take part in the survey, visit the PCC’s website at www.northantspcc.org.uk/communityremedy and respond by Friday 28 September.