Frequently Asked Questions

What is an anti social behaviour order?

An anti-social behaviour order or ASBO is a community-based order that places restrictions upon a person.

The restrictions are linked to the type of anti social behaviour that the person was committing.

An ASBO is the final stage of the process.

Before police and councils apply for an ASBO they will have used other methods to encourage the person to change their behaviour including using an Acceptable Behaviour Contract or ABC.

If this stage fails then it is for the court to decide if the behaviour warrants an ASBO.

If a person breaches their ASBO they could end up in prison or a young offenders institution.

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