Community Remedy – document published

The Community Remedy Document forms part of the changes set out in the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which gives the police and our partners more flexible means to deal with those who cause the greatest harm to our communities. The Act provides a mechanism for victims of low level crime and ASB to see justice done quickly and offenders face immediate and meaningful consequence, through Community Resolutions. The Community Remedy Document will give victims a greater say in the way their reports of crime and anti-social behaviour are dealt with by inviting them to choose from a list of actions which are appropriate for an offender or someone who has engaged in anti-social behaviour to undertake as an alternative to the court process. The ASB, Crime and Policing Act states that the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner must in preparing a Community Remedy Document, consult with the Chief Officer, local authority and appropriate community representatives. The OPCC for Surrey consulted over the summer of 2014 and 87% of those who responded thought a community remedy was an appropriate resolution. Following the consultation the PCC in Surrey is working the Police Force, the Local Authorities and Criminal Justice organisations to design the list from which victims can choose a resolution. A document has been written and can be found here

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