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Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014

Anti-Social Behaviour is a broad term describing day to day incidents of crime nuisance and disorder that impact negatively on the quality of life of our communities.
The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014 received Royal Assent in March 2014. The act introduces simpler, more effective powers to tackle anti-social behaviour that provide better protection for victims and communities.  It is intended to put the victim at the heart of the response to anti-social behaviour and give professionals the flexibility they need to deal with any situation.  Many of the key provisions within the Act commenced on the 20
th
October 2014.
The Act replaces the existing 19 powers to deal with anti-social behaviour with six faster, more effective ones and gives social landlords powers to deal swiftly with the most serious anti-social behaviour committed by their tenants.
The new Tools and Powers include the following:
Civil Injunction (implementation delayed until January 2015)
Criminal Behaviour Order
Dispersal Power
Community Protection Notice
Public Spaces Protection Order
Closure Power
The act also gives victims the power to ensure that action is taken to deal with persistent anti-social behaviour through the new ASB Case Reviews or “
Community Trigger
” and a greater say in what form of sanction an offender receives out of court through the new
Community Remedy
.
For more details on the Community Trigger please click the link below.