Conditional Cautions 

What is Direction+ Conditional Caution?

A bespoke 1-2-1 session with an experienced lead professional, which aims to reduce re-offending by identifying the individuals complex issues and needs. We provide guidance and access to local support pathways whilst exploring the impact of their offending behaviour on victims and their own life. Attendance is compulsory. If the individual fails to attend, pay or participate, they can be prosecuted for the original offence.

Offenders pay £75 to attend the session. This is not charged to the police force

What happens?

The police will simply send referral details to us securely and we will:

– Monitor and encourage initial contact within 2 weeks.
– Manage and process payments.
– Deliver a bespoke 1-2-1 session at locations across Bedfordshire or online.
– Provide opportunities to engage with wider local partners.
– Timely report to police of attendance or non-compliance.

If you have been charged and given a conditional caution contact us on 0800 917 5579. 

Find out more by downloading an information leaflet here.

Community Resolutions 

A ‘Community Resolution’ resolves a minor offence or anti-social behaviour incident through informal agreement between the parties involved, as opposed to progression through the traditional criminal justice process.  In this instance it is normally administered by the Police.

It is primarily aimed at first time offenders where:-

  • there has been an admission of guilt
  • the victims views have been taken into account

Community Resolution allows police officers to make decisions about how to deal more proportionately with low-level crime.

Bedfordshire Police informs our service Direction through an Information Sharing Agreement of those individuals that have agreed to a Community Resolution.  The person agreeing to the Community Resolution normally has agreed to contact Direction, we will be proactive and write to them providing the name of one of our staff and their contact details.

If you have any concerns over the administration or handling of any of our work regarding ‘Out Of Court Disposals’ then you can reach us at

For more information on Community Resolutions follow the link below: