The Community Trigger (CT) is introduced by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act, 2014. It gives victims and communities the right to request a review of their anti-social behaviour complaints and brings agencies together to take a joined up, problem solving approach to find a solution. If a CT submission meets the defined threshold, a case review will be undertaken by the local Community Safety Partnership (CSP). Agencies will share information, review what action has been taken and decide whether additional actions are possible.
You can submit a Community Trigger request if:
- You have reported three times in the last six months separate, but related, anti-social incidents to agencies and the problem persists, or
- You are aware that other people in the local community have reported separate, but related, anti-social incidents to agencies in the last six months and the problem persists.
The trigger will be started if five or more individuals have made separate, but related reports over a six month period.
Please note: a qualifying complaint of ASB is if the complaint is made within the period of one month beginning with the date on which the behaviour is alleged to have occurred.
You cannot submit a Community Trigger request if:
- The agency/agencies involved have given you a time-frame for actions to be completed and this has not yet expired.
- The agency/agencies involved have taken action but you are unhappy with the conduct of a particular agency. This should be directed back to senior officers within the relevant agency dealing with the issue and dealt with through their usual complaints procedure.
Last Updated on Wednesday, August 28, 2019