Restorative Justice & anti-social behaviour powers

Alongside Victim Care Merseyside, the Police Commissioner supports victims through the use of restorative justice and anti-social behaviour powers.

Restorative justice brings together people harmed by crime or conflict with those responsible for the harm, to find a positive way forward.

Find out how more about the benefits of restorative justice, how it works and who provides this service on Merseyside on our Restorative Justice page.

As part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, new powers were introduced which shape the way the police, local authorities, health partners and social housing providers respond to anti-social behaviour (ASB).

The reforms are designed to empower victims of ASB and give them a say on how perpetrators are punished. Please use the links below to find out more about these key new powers:

  • Community Trigger - a case review for victims of ASB and hate crime if they are unsatisfied with how their case has been handled.
  • Community Remedy - gives victims a say in the out-of-court punishment of perpetrators for low-level crime and anti-social behaviour by giving them the opportunity to choose an action from a list of actions compiled following a consultation held by the Commissioner.