The Victim Awareness Course is a rehabilitative course designed for low level offences to reduce reoffending through victim empathy, putting the victim at the heart of the system, and improving the offender’s thinking skills.
Victim Awareness is about understanding the impact of crime on a victim or potential victims. Rehabilitation in this context is about effecting positive change in offenders.
The offenders referred for the Victim Awareness Course have received an out of court disposal order due to committing one of the following offences:
- Low-value theft
- Common assault
- Public order offences under section 4a and section 5 of the Public Order Act
- Low-value criminal damage
The Victim Awareness Course is for people who have received an ‘Out of Court Disposal’; which will consist of either a Community Resolution or a Conditional Caution. An Out of Court Disposal order is part of the police Restorative Justice Process approach.
The benefits of out of court disposals are reduced court costs, victim satisfaction, the reduction in reoffending and quick & effective resolution.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Up to 12 participants
- Price dependent on police force area
- Online Virtual Classroom interactive course
- We deliver the scheme in Gwent, North Wales, South Wales
Find out how TTC's Victim Awareness Course supports the NPCC two-tier national strategy. The Victim Awareness Course has been developed to be simple to implement, using a tried and tested delivery model.
Established Victim Awareness Course referral templates supplied to each subscribing Force, reducing the administrative burden of referring Out of Court Disposals.
Reasons to attend
No criminal record. This course is an alternative to prosecution.
Online course delivery, from the safety of your own home.
Flexible course dates and start times to meet your individual needs
Flexible course payments
I’ve been in trouble with the Police a couple of times, and after being caught stealing, the Officer said I should complete a Victim Awareness Course. Before the course I’d never thought about how my behaviour was hurting other people. Now I understand that when I get drunk, I keep making life more difficult for myself, so I need to make better decisions and stop making problems for my family.
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Find out how TTC can support your local Police Force through our Out of Court Disposals (OOCD) and how our Victim Awareness Course can help to reduce reoffending rates.
Understand how current behaviour and choices negatively impacts the victim, friends and family.
Recognise the potential risks and consequences to themselves if current behaviour continues.
Gain an increased understanding of what factors, such as peer pressure, excessive drinking and harmful social trends lead to Police involvement.
Be able to identify potentially disruptive situations and develop strategies to avoid repeating behaviour that will cause harmm to others.
- Who should attend
Anyone issued with a Penalty Notice for Disorder and offered the scheme at the discretion of the police.
- Delivery method
The interactive workshop is relaxed and informative and facilitated by a licenced trainer. There is no police involvement.
- Frequently Asked Questions
You must arrive 15 minutes early for registration. Late arrivals will be refused entry and their case may be referred back to the police.
You must bring photo identification, such as a valid passport, on each day of the course.
If you do not have photographic ID, you must bring along with you two other forms of identification such as a recent utility bill, bank statement and/or debit/credit card.
Failure to produce such identification will result in your exclusion from the course.
This is a theory-only, classroom-based course with no test.
Terms and conditions
This is a quick glance of the course requirements. For more details, refer to our Terms & Conditions.
- Fees incurred to alter booking
Yes, providing there is sufficient time within the deadline given by the police. You can change the time, date and venue of the course once you have booked. However, there is a charge incurred for changing your booking (see below) which is outlined in our terms and conditions. If you wish to alter/cancel your course date and time within:
- 14 days of your original booking date, it is free of charge to alter/full course fee refunded if cancelled.
- From 15 days after your booking but 8 days before your course date, there is a £10 rearrangement/cancellation fee.
- 7 days before your course, up to and including the course date, there is a £20 rearrangement/cancellation fee.
- If you fail to attend your course and wish to book another, a £20 rearrangement fee will be required.
In the event of you being unable to attend or complete a course due to illness, a rearrangement fee will be applicable. This may be refunded upon receipt of a medical certificate and after review by us.