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Herts PCC wants public input on low-level crime sanctions

David Lloyd is asking residents which out-of-court remedies they would like to see included within an updated Community Remedy document.

Victims of low-level crime and ASB in Hertfordshire are to be given a greater say in offender sanctions as part of the PCC's statutory duty to involve them in this process.

The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 requires each local policing body to prepare a community remedy document which details a list of actions that could be taken against the perpetrator of a low-level offence (including ASB). 

Public consultation, including with victims, is part of this statutory obligation. 

Hertfordshire PCC David Lloyd is now asking residents which out-of-court disposals (OCDs) they want to see included within an updated community remedy document for the county.

Financial reparation, a written or verbal apology, and rehabilitative or diversionary activity are among the potential measures, with victims to be asked which they think is the most suitable for the offender.

Final decisions are made by the officer dealing with the incident.

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 replaced the previous patchwork of OCDs with a two-tier framework; those convicted can now receive a lower tier community caution or an upper tier diversionary caution.

Alongside asking residents how low-level offences should be dealt with, the public consultation also seeks to determine how well they understand the OCD system. 

The consultation will close will close at midnight on Monday, October 23. 

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