The Community Trigger
The Community Trigger has been introduced as part of the Anti-Social, Crime and Policing Act 2014. It offers the victims of anti-social behaviour the opportunity to request that their case is reviewed.
What will the Community Trigger be used for?
The Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 brought in a new additional measure for people who have been victims of repeat antisocial behaviour. This legislation makes it easier for a victim or someone acting on their behalf to make an application to have their case reviewed: a review will look at every aspect of the specific case to establish where all available and appropriate actions were carried out.
The Community Trigger is not a platform for making complaints against specific individuals who may have input on a case. Complaints of this nature should be made through the relevant agency's formal complaints procedure.
When can I put in a Community Trigger application?
For your application to be accepted, it must meet the locally agreed threshold. For North Devon, this is:
- the investigation into the antisocial behaviour has been completed
- the first report of antisocial behaviour was made within one month of the alleged behaviour taking place
- the initial report was made afterApril 2014
- there have been 3 or more reports of antisocial behaviour in the last 6 months
- the alleged incidents have all been reported to an agency, eg: Devon & Cornwall Police, North Devon Council or a local Registered Social Landlord
How can I put in a Community Trigger application?
To activate a Community Trigger you can either;
- telephone Devon & Cornwall Police by ringing 101, or if you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired, you can text phone 18001 101
- telephone the Council's Community Safety Team on 01271 327711
- Write to North Devon Council PO Box 379, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG