Have your say about how criminals are punished

Dear Resident

A recent change to the law allows victims to have a say in the punishment of their offender. This is through the community remedy. The remedy is a list of actions that may be chosen by the victim for a perpetrator to undertake as a consequence of their behaviour or offending. For more information on the community remedy please visit www.westyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

As your Police and Crime Commissioner I am consulting with the local community, community representatives and partner agencies about what actions should be included in the community remedy document. These actions must be appropriate and proportionate to the types of offences for which community resolutions are used and must seek to have a positive impact on the offender.

This list will be agreed with the chief constable and then published. The remedy must be in operation by October 2014 and may vary between police service areas.

To give us your views on those actions you would like to see made available for victims to choose from in the community remedy, please complete a short questionnaire by Friday 22 August 2014, which can be accessed via the following link: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/122438SCZYS

Kind Regards

Mark Burns-Williamson

Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire


01924 294000