OUT OF COURT DISPOSALS

Out of Court Disposals may disclosed on an enhanced criminal record (DBS) check.

Community Resolution

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 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.

Youth Caution

A Youth Caution is a formal warning that is kept on record by the police. It can be given to young people under the age of 18 who have committed a criminal offence.

If you receive a Youth Caution, the victim of your crime may be invited to meet with you to discuss the offence — you will be informed of this beforehand if this is the case.

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. It can be given to young people under the age of 18 who have committed a criminal offence.

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.

Here are some examples of what can be part of  Youth Conditional Caution:

More information about youth criminal records can be found here.