Through the Community Remedy, victims of anti-social behaviour can have a say in how offenders should make amends for their actions, based on a list of choices.
It 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 an action from the Community Remedy document that they think the perpetrator should carry out.
The Community Remedy document is a list of actions that the victim will be invited to choose from when a community resolution is to be used. Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is responsible for managing the Community Remedy. A public consultation was held to find out what you would expect to see in the final document and local authorities were also consulted on what remedies should be available throughout Merseyside.
According to Home Office guidance, each of the actions contained within the Community Remedy document must contain a:
- punitive element: reflecting the effects on the victim and the wider community; or
- reparative element: achieving appropriate restitution/reparation to the victim; or
- rehabilitative element: helping to address the causes of the perpetrator’s behaviour; or
- combination of these.
The Community Remedy document was formally agreed with the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police.
See a copy of the Merseyside's Community Remedy document
If you have any queries about the Community Remedy, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner by calling (0151) 777 5155 or by email.
For more information on the Community Remedy, please see the latest guidance issued by the Home Office.