Communities across the West Country are being asked to set their own list of restorative sanctions for low-level crime.
Devon and Cornwall's Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg yesterday launched a consultation on punishments for offences such as graffiti and antisocial behaviour.
Mr Hogg wants the public to contribute on a new government initiative – the Community Remedy – which is billed as putting victims at the heart of any punishment of offenders.
A list of reparations could include measures from a written or verbal apology to the perpetrator signing an acceptable behaviour contract or repairing damage to property or cleaning graffiti.
Mr Hogg said: "I'd urge everyone with a community conscience to engage in this consultation."