Can you Read and Write?

  Two weeks ago I had the privilege of leading a workshop at the Resolve ASB annual conference on “Putting Victims First”.  I co-led the workshop with an ASB practitioner from Greater Manchester who is passionate about putting victims first and led the section on how we do that practically. Her casual mention of the

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NEWS RELEASE: Community Trigger fails to empower

Anti-social behaviour tool for victims in some areas a pointless bureaucratic exercise Just ahead of the two year anniversary of the introduction of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, a new report finds how one legal power in particular is not fit for purpose. The new Act aimed to put victims first and in

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Cannabis Nightmare

Cannabis Nightmare

“By writing my story I am hoping that this will bring to light Anti- Social Behaviour and the effects this can have on people – we should not live in fear.” Lizzy, Bristol This is my story – I live in Bedminster, Bristol – I am a full- time mum. I work full-time for Bristol

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To Move or Not To Move

To Move or Not To Move

“My best advice is to move away from them … 5 families from this road sold up when this problem family moved in” ‘Chris’, London. ‘Chris’ and his partner have been moaning to the local authority since 2006 and claim lots of other people have complained about a particular family who behave in the following ways:

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Distant West Midlands

As a small charity we are not able to assist individual victims as a rule. We have, however, invited feedback about the Community Trigger to help us understand victims’ experiences of this new power. Interestingly, two victims both in West Midlands have both expressed frustration over the lack of assistance they have received from their

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One Year On – Trigger Thoughts

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 coming into force. Legislation that promised a louder voice for victims and swifter respite from the effects of anti-social behaviour. A year ago I asked whether, with reference to the Community Trigger or Anti-social Behaviour Case Review, we would all become

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Passed from Pillar to Post

Passed from Pillar to Post

The police refused to get involved and passed us to the council who juggled us back and forth between departments. ‘Leanne’ of Redditch ‘Leanne’ and her partner were Council tenants. They suffered extensive, targeted anti-social behaviour. This included loud noise at all hours, inappropriate shouting out the window, hate crime and accusations of ‘targeting” him

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Tired and frustrated at lack of Support

Tired and frustrated at lack of Support

“Discovering that no authority had the right to enter the property and turn off the music which had been left playing was extremely shocking and demoralising. If you cannot find respite from the world at home where does that leave you?” JA, Leicester JA  owns his house but it soon became a place where could no

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