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Antisocial Behaviour Symposium State Government Agencies Antisocial behaviour – what’s happening? Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Antisocial behaviour is a … • Federal and State Government priority • Priority for State government agencies • Across-government and non-government partnerships • Priority for the new Community Crime Prevention Plan • WA Crime Prevention Senior Officer Group Antisocial Behaviour Symposium WA Crime Prevention Senior Officer Group Police Health Public Transport Education Justice Corrective Services Indigenous Affairs Drug and Alcohol Attorney General Communities Housing and Works Child Protection Commerce Local Government Sport and Recreation Antisocial Behaviour Symposium WA Police Targeting antisocial behaviour Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Police • Key strategic documents are aimed at reducing antisocial behaviour • Strategies targeted towards officers on the frontline • Strong links to the strategic direction and expectation of officers Antisocial Behaviour Symposium The Antisocial Behaviour Reduction Strategy • Implemented several years ago • Still active • Includes preventative strategies Definition of Antisocial Behaviour: Behaviour that disturbs, annoys or interferes with a person’s ability to go about their lawful business. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Targeting offenders: • Entertainment precincts • Liquor outlets • Noisy parties • Public transport • Shopping Centres • Major public events • Places where antisocial behaviour occurs Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Other Strategies: • Traffic Policing Strategy – Targets unsafe road user behaviours such as hooning and road rage • Volume Crime Strategy – Targets recidivist offenders and – Repeat crime locations Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Strategies in production: • Public Order Strategy • Alcohol-related Crime Strategy • Crime Prevention Strategy • Counter Terrorism Strategy Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Department of Housing Good Neighbour Policy Acceptable Behaviour Agreement Antisocial Behaviour Symposium The Good Neighbour Policy • Encourages tenants to have harmonious relationships with their neighbours • Obligation under the tenancy agreement not to allow antisocial behaviour on Department property Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Definition of Antisocial Behaviour Ongoing pattern of aggressive, threatening or disruptive behaviour, which substantially intervenes with one of more neighbours use or enjoyment of their premises. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Antisocial behaviour includes: • Loud noise or music • Aggressive, threatening or obscene language or behaviour • Drunken behaviour and uncontrollable parties • Fighting or acts of physical violence • Unwanted entry into neighbouring property • Throwing rubbish or missiles into neighbouring property • Intentional/reckless damage to tenanted property, adjourning premises or part of common area. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium If a complaint is substantiated: • The incident is recorded on the tenant’s file • An official written warning is sent to the tenant • An explanation of the decision is sent to the complainant • If the behaviour persists the Department may terminate tenancy • In some circumstances, immediate termination may be sought Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Department of Indigenous Affairs … Advancing the Apology Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Reconciliation Action Plans • RAPS provides a format for exploring how reconciliation can advance your business or organisational objectives. • RAPS are your public contribution towards the national effort to close the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. • A RAP formalises your contribution by encouraging you to identify clear actions and realistic targets. • RAPS assists organisations build positive relationships. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Partnership, Acceptance, Learning and Sharing PALS • PALS encourages young Western Australians to develop projects that promote and advance reconciliation. • PALS encourages young people to take a leadership role in strengthening the relationship in their local community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous persons. • PALS works to translate this new level of understanding into a positive change in the wider community. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Department of Education and Training Programs for preventing antisocial behaviour Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Bullying Prevention • All public schools must plan for the prevention and management of bullying • Research partnerships maintained with Edith Cowan Uni • Includes internet safety and cyber bullying prevention • Close links with Australian Communications and Media for the provision of cyber safety for students. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Keeping our Workplace Safe Resource • Provides practical strategies for school staff when dealing with violent situations • Encourages schools to link closely with police and develop positive, proactive relationships with local police. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium School Psychology Service • All public schools have access to School Psychologists. • Services focus on student behaviour • Includes Specialist Behaviour Psychologist for students with extreme behaviours. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Behaviour Management in Schools’ Policy • Provides the framework for school responses to behaviour management • Emphasises proactive, positive behaviour management planning • Requires that schools engage with the school community to develop an agreed code of conduct. Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Drug and Alcohol Office Key actions addressing antisocial behaviour Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Prevention • Alcohol control measures including: – Delivery of responsible Service of Alcohol training – Monitoring of liquor license applications and intervention where harm is resulting – Development of regional and local alcohol management plans • Provision of targeted capacity building and support to high risk communities in addressing alcohol related harm. • Support local government to address and prevent alcohol related problems eg the Local Government Alcohol Management Package Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Prevention cont. • Support local government to address and prevent alcohol related problems including the Local Government Alcohol Management Package • Implementation of the Rethink Drink Alcohol Education Program – Aimed at reducing alcohol misuse – Changing the acceptability of drunkenness – Creating safer drinking environments Antisocial Behaviour Symposium Prevention cont. • Implementation of the Night Venues and Entertainment Events Project – Established to reduce risk factors that contribute to alcohol and drug related harm in licensed venues and at all events, including antisocial behaviour.
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