What is a 'Community Trigger?'
The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 was enacted on the 20th October 2014 and includes a new measure which is designed to give victims and communities a say in the way anti-social behaviour is dealt with; The 'Community Trigger' or ASB Case Review gives victims the ability to require action, starting with a review of their case, where the locally defined threshold is met.
In terms of the behaviour itself, what is seen as 'anti-social' will vary from victim to victim, and community to community. This is one reason why the way in which incidents of anti-social behaviour are reported has changed; no longer focusing on the behaviour, but on the impact it has on the victim.
Agencies including councils, the police, local health teams and registered providers of social housing have a duty to undertake a case review when someone requests one and the case meets a locally defined threshold.
Last Updated: 15/08/2016