Back in March 2023, Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold was successful in lobbying for Northamptonshire to be one of 16 areas in England and Wales to be chosen to participate in a new crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
The Home Office announced that Northamptonshire was one of just a few areas in England and Wales that would receive funding to trial a new ‘Immediate Justice’ scheme to deliver swift and visible punishments to those who commit anti-social behaviour.
The new Immediate Justice scheme is now live in Northamptonshire, which means those found committing anti-social behaviour can be made to repair the damage they inflicted on victims and communities.
This could see them being made to pick up litter, remove graffiti or carry out other work to make environmental improvements in anti-social hotspots.
The scheme has an ambition for offenders to start work within 48 hours of a police decision, demonstrating that anti-social behaviour is treated seriously.