We are excited to announce the launch of a Deferred Prosecution Scheme in Merseyside, working alongside Merseyside Police.
We currently work alongside South Yorkshire Police through our About Face, Forging Ahead and Plan B programmes, which all aim to help individuals seeking a crime-free future.
The deferred prosecution scheme will aim to reduce re-offending compared to offenders who are prosecuted, giving the offender a chance to work with us to address the issues causing them to offend.
Stuart Otten, About Face Service Manager, said “We are delighted to build on the work we are currently doing with the addition of a deferred prosecution scheme, working in partnership with Merseyside Police. The aim of the scheme is to offer support to individuals, looking at violence reduction and creating a path for crime-free futures.”
Merseyside Police Sergeant Simon Newman said: “We are pleased to have partnered with About Face in order to deliver the deferred prosecution scheme to Merseyside. Working together with About Face we are determined to tackle the root cause of individuals offending to reduce re-offending rates and lower crime across the region, making our communities safer for all.”