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Criminal Justice

Out-of-Court Resolutions

Reducing reoffending and tackling the root causes of criminality through the delivery of specialised Conditional Cautions.

Why Cranstoun helps

At Cranstoun, we believe in tackling the root causes of criminality to reduce reoffending, and aim to support people away from the criminal justice system. 

Out-of-Court Resolutions (OOCRs) can be used by the police as an alternative to prosecution for court proceedings. OOCRs can be delivered either pre-arrest (please see our DIVERT service for more details), or post-arrest as a conditional caution. A conditional caution will have conditions attached, which we deliver via assessment and psycho-educational interventions with the individual.     

Our OOCRs to tackle alcohol-related violence, and alcohol-related domestic abuse, have proven to deliver high levels of victim satisfaction, as well as a significant reduction in reoffending. 

Evaluation carried out by West Midlands Police suggests that where an OOCR is used as a diversion from court for low-level offences committed by those with minimal criminal history, the reduction in reoffending compared with similar offenders given a court outcome can be as much as 70%. 

There are cost savings arising from diversion from court and high victim satisfaction rates. Fundamentally, diversion and OOCRs can help to improve individual’s future life chances, and the significant reduction in reoffending clearly helps reduce demand on policing and the wider criminal justice system. 

How Cranstoun helps

Cranstoun run OOCRs for alcohol related violence and alcohol related domestic abuse across the West Midlands Police force area. 

Cranstoun’s alcohol-related violence course provides individuals with information about safer drinking levels, tips to manage their own alcohol consumption, how to deal with conflict and self-awareness. 

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