At this event, the Metropolitan Police Service will share its proposed approach in response to the government’s two-tier framework for out of court disposals (OoCD) and seek voluntary sector expertise on how to help divert people from future offending.
The government has introduced new legislation as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, which will replace all existing OoCDs with Diversionary and Community Cautions. The intention of the new approach is to add rehabilitative, restorative and/or punitive conditions to all OoCDs which aims to reduce offending volumes and harm.
The Metropolitan Police Service intends to implement the new framework by 31st March 2023. This will involve identifying and building strong, lasting relationships with partners, stakeholders, voluntary sector organisations and intervention providers.
The Metropolitan Police Service is working with Make Time Count, a social enterprise providing digital solutions to help the most vulnerable. The Make Time Count digital platform enables multi-agency partnerships to support individuals. These partnerships will harness collaboration with nationwide intervention providers to improve outcomes and reduce the administrative burden. This will relieve pressure on frontline police officers, who do not have the expertise to make critical referral decisions, while leveraging intervention providers to direct people in contact with the policy appropriately. This approach to diversion will maximise opportunities to reduce reoffending and police demand.
The Metropolitan Police Service is seeking support for reciprocal working to help divert people from future offending. The team is looking forward to meeting voluntary organisations and exploring ideas to ensure effective and positive solutions for all.
If you’re interested in coming along to the session to hear more and have your say, please book online and you will be sent registration instructions in your confirmation email.