Hertfordshire given say in tackling anti-social behaviour

Borehamwood Times: Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd would like to hear public opinion on what options should be offered in Hertfordshire. Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd would like to hear public opinion on what options should be offered in Hertfordshire.

A public consultation has been launched to find out how Hertfordshire would like anti-social behaviour dealt with.

The Community Remedy project, part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act, is designed to introduce new ways of tackling low level crimes.

Once changes are introduced in October, victims will be able to choose how an offender will make amends, which may include paying back the victim for the damage they have done or repairing the damage themselves.

The county's Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd would like to hear public opinion on what options should be offered in Hertfordshire.

The consultation document gives respondents a list of options to consider, as well as space for suggestions, and is hoped to form a Community Remedy that reflects the wishes of the county.

Commissioner Lloyd said: “This legislation represents a golden opportunity to put many of the things I stand for into action, such as introducing a more locally-driven and victim-centred approach to criminal justice and making offenders payback directly to those who they have offended against.

“Policing and crime in Hertfordshire is everybody’s business and I’d urge as many people as possible to have their say by responding to the consultation. I am determined to make sure that Hertfordshire’s Community Remedy reflects the views of the people and businesses that live and work in the county.”

The consultation will run from Monday June 30 until midnight on Sunday August 31 and can be accessed via an online questionnaire.

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