The purpose of the Panel is to independently assess, scrutinise and quality control the use of out of court disposals (such as cautions, community resolutions and youth restorative disposals), by Dyfed-Powys Police. The Panel can make recommendations, feedback on individual cases to officers, communicate findings, promote best practice and identify potential policy development or training needs for consideration by the Force or other agencies involved. The Panel cannot change the original outcome of the case.

Members include representatives from criminal justice organisations such as the Courts, Police Force, Probation Service, Youth Offending and Crown Prosecution Service.