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Still time to give your views on dealing with offenders of anti-social behaviour


There is still take to give your views on dealing with offenders of anti-social behaviour and low level crime

Have you had your say on how offenders of low level crime and anti-social behaviour should be dealt with across Avon and Somerset?

The public consultation on ‘Community Remedy’, is designed to give victims a say in the out-of-court punishment of offenders, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens wants to hear from you.

There is only a few days left to share your views, you can have your say by visiting www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: "Anti-social behaviour is one of the most common reasons residents contact me. In gathering views reflective of the community, we can find a way to address anti-social behaviour and low level crime at a local level.

"Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts and complete the survey so far. I hope many more will feel they can share their experiences, thoughts and suggestions as to how they feel offenders should be dealt with."

‘Community Remedy’ is part of the Government’s new Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act (2014) and once introduced in October 2014, victims will be able to choose from a menu of options how an offender can make amends.

The views shared online will be used by the PCC and Avon and Somerset Constabulary, to help shape a community remedy as to how offenders can repent their actions, both reflective of the wishes of local people and workable operationally.

You can respond to the consultation by visiting www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk or by phoning 01275 816377 for a hard copy survey.

The consultation will run until midnight on Friday August 29, 2014.

Posted on Wednesday 27th August 2014
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