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Enforcement powers

2 new measures

The ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 includes two new measures which are designed to give victims and communities a say in the way ASB is dealt with: 

  1. The Community Trigger
  2. The Community Remedy

The Community Trigger 

This gives victims the ability to demand action with a review of their case where the locally defined threshold is met.

Where a person has reported three separate incidents relating to the same problem in the past six months to the Council Police or their landlord, or five people have reported the same issue in the past six months to the Council, Police or their Landlord, and feel nothing has been done to address the ASB, then they have the right to request a review. The Council, Police, local health teams and Registered Social Landlords will have a duty to undertake a case review when the trigger is met. 

The Community Remedy 

This gives the victim of ASB a say in the out of court punishment of perpetrators of the low level crime or ASB. The Police will have a list of remedies available to choose from and will consult with the victims as to which one they decide is most suitable. 

Last updated Tuesday, 5th December 2017

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