PPR input to the joint Department for Communities / Department of Justice consultation on proposals to amend the legislation to help tackle Anti-Social Behaviour

Paige Jennings

Language: English

Publisher: PPR

Published: Mar 4, 2024


Recent press scrutiny of the level of victims’ reporting of threat, intimidation, harassment and violence – and of the characteristics of such acts – have shone a spotlight on the need for a change of focus in the current approach. Our submission duly focuses on anti-social behaviour in the housing context, from the perspective of its victims. While some of the proposals outlined in the consultation paper may have a positive impact in the long term, they remain largely focused on the perpetrator. What remains essential is a deep re-orientation towards security, protection and well-being of victims of sectarian, domestic, racially-motivated or any other threat, intimidation, harassment or violence.