A good example of practitioners using the Community Trigger…

ASB Help are very proud of PS Wyn Jones of Northamptonshire Police for being the first police officer we know of to activate the Community Trigger for a case of anti-social behaviour in his area. PS Jones recognised the benefits of the Community Trigger and by invoking it himself, the case is being managed collaboratively

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Be part of our ASB Pledge!

Thank you Solihull Community Housing for hosting me this week to talk to you about the PLEDGE. Very encouraging that we have so many partners wanting to take the PLEDGE and work with ASB Help on promoting the voice of victim’s of anti-social behaviour. Particular thanks to Victim Support in Plymouth, Hyde Housing, Sheffield City

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How a lack of local agency support is affecting victims of Anti-Social Behaviour.

08/01/2020 – How can your local organisation help victims of Anti-Social Behaviour in your area? Today ASB Help requested a Community Trigger activation on behalf of two vulnerable victims of persistent anti-social behaviour. They have suffered 3 years of hell, despite the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 giving agencies the tools and powers

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A Pilkington Malaise? Have We Really Learnt the Lessons for 2020?

We talk a lot about the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter Francecca Hardwick; how their legacy informed the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and as a cautionary tale to practitioners. But have we really understood the lessons from the Pilkington tragedy and how to apply them in 2020? ‘I am sick

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Police Distance

My last blog was about the Switchboard Stress of trying to contact local councils to find out some information about the Community Trigger.  A member of the public commented on the post on our Facebook page that they had been one of the people I was concerned about: trying to activate a Community Trigger through

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In it for the long haul

“If you do report it to Environmental Health/Police do not expect things to happen quickly. Expect to be in it for the ‘long haul’” ‘James’, South Yorkshire ‘James’ and other neighbours are subject to a catalogue of anti-social behaviour. There is loud music and DIY noise. The gardens and property are untidy because of hoarding.

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Vulnerability still Neglected

Restorative Justice is a technique that can bring great results. However, when it comes to victims experiencing significant vulnerability, we believe RJ should come with a warning “Use with Care”. We have not focused much attention on the Restorative Justice element of dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour and we are not aware of how

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Lessons from Nottinghamshire

I noted with interest this article about how war on anti-social behaviour is being won in Nottinghamshire. The statistics are certainly impressive – a 36% drop in the likes of noise, graffiti, letting off fireworks and fly-tipping, translating to over 20,000 less victims over the past four years. The experience of residents seems to confirm these

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