Community Remedy

What is it?

  • A list of actions that can be carried out by a person who has been involved in anti-social behaviour or caused a low-level criminal offence.
  • The person needs to admit that they were responsible.
  • The list of actions should try to put right what has been done wrong or help the person think about the behaviour and make better choices.
  • It means that the person will not go to court for this offence.

How has it changed?

During 2023, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has:

  • Engaged with the public, community representatives and Dyfed-Powys Police.
  • Looked at all of the responses.
  • Written the list of Community Remedy options.
  • Agreed the list of options with the Chief Constable.


What are the options for Dyfed-Powys?

Please Note: The full details of the below options and how they can be used are in the Community Remedy Report.

  1. Compensation for the damage
  2. Substance Misuse / Alcohol Dependency Support Programmes
  3. Educational, Diversionary and / or Anger Management Courses
  4. Domestic Abuse Counselling
  5. Mediation
  6. A verbal or written apology
  7. Signing an Acceptable Behaviour Contract (ABC)

When can it be used?

  • When a person admits to their behaviour or a low-level offence; and
  • When a person agrees to accept a community resolution or conditional caution (otherwise known as an out of court disposal).

Who is the victim?

  • The victim is the person who has been affected by the anti-social behaviour or low-level criminal offence.

Who is the offender?

  • The offender is the person who has been involved in anti-social behaviour or caused a low-level criminal offence.

What is a Community Resolution?

  • This is an agreement between the victim and offender.
  • The person will not go to court for this agreement.
  • The police must see that the offender is sorry for their actions and believe that they want to change their behaviour.
  • The police cannot enforce the agreement.

What is a Condition Caution?

  • A caution is a formal warning that you have done something wrong.
  • A conditional caution will have one or more actions which the person must do.
  • If a person does not do what they have said that they will do, the person may be taken to court.

How do I ask about it?

  • Before deciding what actions the person must do, the person making the final decision (usually the police) should ask the victim for their views.
  • If there is more than one victim and they have different views, all of the views should be considered before making the final decision.