Community Remedy Document
The Community Remedy document sets out the actions, processes and practical application of the Community Remedy options available in Sussex following the introduction of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The aim of Community Remedy is to improve local involvement in the accountability of those who commit low-level crime and anti-social behaviour, giving local people the option to have a say in how oﬀenders should face up to their actions and make amends.
It provides victims of low-level crimes and anti-social behaviour with a route for swifter justice and aims to reduce reoffending amongst those who have committed the actions.
The PCC and Sussex Police Chief Constable have developed five Community Remedy options for Sussex:
- Personal/Community Reparation – e.g. repairing or paying for damage caused.
- Restorative Justice – e.g. a shuttle conference.
- Receiving a written or verbal apology.
- A local rehabilitative or diversionary activity e.g. an educational assignment or other forms of rehabilitation.
- Another agreed and proportionate activity specified by the victim.
These options put victims firmly in the driving seat, ensuring that offenders have to face immediate consequences for their actions and repair the harm caused.
The Community Remedy approach will remain under constant review to ensure that it is responsive and accountable to victims and members of the public in Sussex.