the OUT OF COURT TEAM
- Community resolution
- Youth caution
- Youth conditional caution
For more information see out of court disposals below
the out of court process
OUT OF COURT DISPOSALS
Out of Court Disposals can be given to young people under the age of 18 who have admitted to committing a criminal offence during police interview.
A Community Resolution is an alternative way of dealing with less serious crimes, allowing officers to use their professional judgement when dealing with offenders. It can be used for offences such as low level public order, criminal damage, theft, and minor assaults. Community Resolutions are not kept on record by the police but can show up on DBS checks if relevant to the post being applied for.
Community Resolution will enable victims to have quick resolutions and closure to their crime, offenders will receive speedy justice and there will be reduced bureaucracy for police officers.
A Youth Caution is a formal warning that is kept on record by the police.
In addition, the Youth Offending Team may do some work with you to help you stay out of trouble. This work is voluntary, but if you decide not to do it, this may affect what happens to you if you get into trouble in the future
Youth Conditional Caution
A Youth Conditional Caution is a formal warning that is kept on record by the police.
If you receive a Youth Conditional Caution, it will include at least one condition which you must complete. This is not voluntary and you must attend the meetings with the Youth Offending Team and carry out any conditions set for you. If you do not complete the programme, you will have to go to Court.