Sending a reminder text message to a defendant the day before they are due to appear in court, results in more defendants attending the first scheduled hearing.
Hampshire and Isle Of Wight.
Basic randomised control trial comparing a treatment to a control group.
Single Treatment A single text message which is sent to the defendant's last known mobile telephone number, as recorded on Hampshire Constabulary’s record management system (Niche RMS) with a templated message. The message will be personalised, but limited to the defendants details and court attendance detail for their case.