Victims are set to be given a say in how offenders are dealt with after Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner unveiled his ‘Community Remedy’ scheme.
The move means offenders who commit certain types of low-level crime or anti-social behaviour could be asked to apologise to their victim, undertake a course to address their behaviour or repair the damage they’ve caused.
Police Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, pictured right, said: “One of my key commitments is to empower victims.
“I don’t want them to feel isolated from the process of dealing with offenders, I want them to have the opportunity to be part of it. I also want to reduce re-offending levels, and in order to do that we need to rehabilitate offenders and ensure they understand the effect their actions have had.”
For more information visit www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk.