Working with Perpetrators
11 - Working with Perpetrators
11.1 Whilst we do not allow perpetrators to use vulnerability as an excuse for their behaviour, we do recognise that vulnerabilities can exacerbate ASB issues and that offering support can be beneficial to all parties.
11.2 Perpetrators can be vulnerable for a range of reasons including mental and or physical health, substance dependency, etc. Our officers will consider the needs of a perpetrator at all stages of a case and offer support or referrals where necessary and available.
11.3 The following principles will apply where the perpetrator has support needs:
- The needs of the victim/s should be at the forefront of the case.
- Support will not delay necessary action and a twin-tracked approach of enforcement and support will be followed.
- A perpetrators refusal to engage with support will not delay action to protect the victim/s.