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Anti-social crime: you can have say

Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Alan Charles unveils details of his Crime Prevention Fund

Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Alan Charles unveils details of his Crime Prevention Fund

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles wants the views of Ripley and Heanor residents on a move that will give victims a 
greater say on how anti-
social behaviour is tackled.

The new Anti-social 
Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act places a statutory duty on the commissioner to develop a document on the delivery of restorative 
justice, which includes 
options like offenders making a full apology to their victims.

Community Remedy is a way of delivering justice without involving court 
action and concentrates on rehabilitating offenders who have committed low-level 
offences.

Victims can ask questions directly to the offender, receive an apology or have any damage repaired.

There is some evidence to suggest that this approach prompts positive behavioural changes in the offender in the long-term.

To take part in a consultation visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1662053/Community-Remedy-Consultation.

We want your views on the move by the crime commissions. Also do you thin restorative justice works? Email news@rhnews.co.uk.

 

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