You will probably be asked the following questions so have your answers ready:
The police, local authority, or other agency have a range of tools available to them to tackle anti-social behaviour. Early intervention techniques are very effective in a number of situations – these include measures such as verbal and written warnings, mediation and Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (also called ABCs, or Acceptable Behaviour Agreements) which are voluntary written agreements between a perpetrator who is under 18 and the local authority and police, agreeing not to be involved with certain anti-social acts (witnessed also by their parents).
There are a number of legal tools and powers available to various agencies and which if any apply depends on your individual case. See What the Law Says for information on these tools. The majority of these actions require an application to be made to the court and therefore the decision will ultimately lie with a Judge. In order to make an application, agencies will therefore need to gather together solid evidence to support their case. You can help by providing as much evidence as possible with as much detail as you can. They will usually also need to convince the judge that they have tried early intervention techniques such as mediation and or ABCs which have subsequently failed and the reason why legal action is now being taken.