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Care, advice and support for victims of crime
across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday


Anti Social Behaviour or Harassment

Anti Social Behaviour / Harassment

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) and Harassment can take on many forms, some can be legally defined as crimes but can also include seemingly minor incidents that may not appear too serious. However when these relatively low level incidents are part of an ongoing and repeated ASB or Harassment, they can have a significant impact upon the victim.

Types of Anti Social Behaviour and Harassment can include:-

  • verbal abuse or threatening behaviour
  • vandalism
  • graffiti
  • noise
  • persistent littering
  • drunkenness
  • ‘pranks’ that get out of hand

Anti Social Behaviour and Harassment can commonly lead to the following:-

  • Feeling unsafe in your home
  • Increased feeling of anxiety
  • Impact upon physical Health
  • Feeling isolated or alone.
  • Sleeplessness
  • Feeling vulnerable or angry
  • Feeling helpless
  • Frustration that you are not being taken seriously

The Victim Care and Advice Service will provide you with professional, personalised and independent support to help you cope and recover from the effects of the Anti Social Behaviour or Harassment. A Victim Care Officer will meet with you and discuss your concerns or any questions that you might have. We will then work together to  address those concerns, answer those questions and reduce the impact of the Anti Social Behaviour and Harassment.