As part of a “trailblazer” pilot area, Cleveland was chosen as one of the first in the country to introduce Immediate Justice.
The Immediate Justice pilot will see offenders repair the harm, which they have caused in the community, by undertaking unpaid work and helping to improve public spaces.
Adults on the scheme will work in high-visibility clothing so residents can see justice taking place as it happens in their communities.
Offenders will be expected to start work on Immediate Justice projects within 48 hours of an order being issued.
The pilot is being run in partnership with Cleveland Police, the Probation Service and Youth Offending Teams.
Immediate Justice is being introduced as part of a £2m-worth of Home Office investment to combat antisocial behaviour.
Cleveland was one of just 10 OPCCs to receive funding to start the Immediate Justice pilot and run hotspot patrols during 2023-24.
Lessons learnt in Cleveland will be rolled out across the country from 2024