Disclosure Details

Restorative Justice - 382/12

Dated: 31 Jul 2015

Date of request:   23/04/2012

Date of response:   03/05/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated 23 April February 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

  1. Whether the force has a policy of using community resolutions or restorative solutions for crimes. A description of such schemes can be found here http://www.communityresolution.co.uk/

  2. The total number of times police officers have applied the policy to deal with an offence since the introduction of the scheme.

  3. The Home Office Class Description, location and date of each offence for which it was used.

We then received the following clarification regarding question 3 on 30 April 2012:-

I would like to know the number of offences from each Home Office Class Description that have been resolved using a community or restorative solution. I would like these figures to be split into months if possible, but otherwise years will be fine. Location is less important – if I can have the figures divided by policing division that would be helpful but if it will slow down the request then it is not overly important.

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Criminal Justice Department Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you as follows.

  1. Yes.

  2. See the attached spreadsheet below which answers this part of your request.

  3. As per our response to 2 above.

You may be interested to know that Northumbria Police routinely publish information that has been disclosed by Northumbria Police in response to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 via the Disclosure Log.  The aim of the Disclosure Log is to promote openness and transparency by voluntarily placing information into the public arena.

Whilst it is not possible to publish all responses we will endeavour to publish those where we feel that the information disclosed is in the public interest.  The Disclosure Log will be updated once responses have been sent to the requester.  I have provided the relevant link below:-


The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us underour complaints procedure which can be found at:http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act. 


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