A new Police and Crime Commissioner initiative plans to let victims have their say on how low level crime and anti-social behaviour offenders are dealt with.
The initiative is named Community Remedy and is an important opportunity to quickly bring a resolution for the victim of undisputed less harmful offences that would otherwise continue to be tension. And it returns police officers faster to frontline duties.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is consulting on what options should be available as part of the Community Remedy in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Community Remedy applies when the police decide to deal with a low level offence outside of the courts where an offence has been admitted.
It aims to provide victims with a say in the way offenders are dealt with when they commit low level and minor crimes or anti-social behaviour.
The Community Remedy document lists a variety of actions that an offender can be asked to undertake, to either make amends for their offence or help address the cause of their offending behaviour.
The Commissioner is consulting on what options should be available as part of the Community Remedy in the Hampshire Constabulary policing area.
The Community Remedy Survey is open until the end of November and can be found at https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90106793/Community-Remedy