This document sets out a description and framework for Neighbourhood Resolution Panels. This forms part of wider work to devolve criminal justice to a local level and give victims and communities a vital say in how justice is delivered.
The Panels bring local victims, offenders and criminal justice professionals together to agree what action should be taken to deal with certain types of low level crime and disorder.
In the Green Paper ‘Breaking the Cycle’, the Ministry of Justice consulted on plans to test the effectiveness of Neighbourhood Justice Panels. Responses received from the public reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to test the Panel approach, and we are now inviting expressions of interest from local areas under the new name of Neighbourhood Resolution Panels. This change was made following consultation and reflects the problem-solving, restorative nature of the approach.