Le Figaro Nantes
Le Figaro Nantes
The device already exists in a dozen courts.
It is now the turn of that of Nantes to implement it.
Since Monday, January 9, the perpetrators of offenses may be required to pay a financial contribution to the association France Victimes 44 Nantes, as soon as the person has a minimum income.
The protocol was signed by the Nantes court, the Loire-Atlantique departmental association for educational and social support (Adaes 44) and France Victimes 44 Nantes.
This initiative is part of the issuance of a probationary criminal warning.
This alternative measure to prosecution replaces the reminders to the law by OPJ (judicial police officers), since January 1, 2023
. more sense to this measure
, ”explains Renaud Gaudeul, the public prosecutor of Nantes.
“It is significant that part of the means devoted to supporting victims comes directly from the money of the perpetrators of offences”.
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This financial contribution, between 50 and 3000 euros, depends on the nature and seriousness of the offence, as well as the person's income.
“The target is rather between 50 and 300 euros.
Beyond that, we have another device which is the measure of penal composition”.
In terms of criminal sanction and concern for the prevention of recidivism, we found that it was a relevant response
", indicates Guillaume Jouis, director of the criminal division of Adaes 44. One of the seven delegates of the prosecutor employed by this association will be responsible for issuing the warning and will present the actions of France Victimes.
It is as much for the perpetrator as for the victim.
She feels well reintegrated into society since she has an answer to her problem
, ”adds Marie-Christine Ricour, president of France Victims 44 Nantes.
This association provides legal information and psychological support to all victims of an offence, whether it involves damage to persons, property, or traffic accidents.
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Subsequently, this partnership could be set up with other victim support associations.
We started with France Victimes 44 Nantes because it is the association that deals with the largest mass of files
", specifies Renaud Gaudeul.
The probationary penal warning cannot be delivered in the case of offense against the persons, the depositaries of the public authority, the persons vested with an elective mandate.
It is also prohibited if the person concerned does not recognize the facts or has already been convicted in the past.