SCYJ and Partners Produce Briefings for House of Lords Grand Committee Stage of the Anti-social Behaviour Bill

The Standing Committee for Youth Justice coordinated a series of amendments and briefings with the Children’s SocietyLibertyJUSTICE and the Criminal Justice Alliance (CJA) for the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill.

The amendments, organised by each individual organisation, covered a range of issues including:

  • Imprisonment as a sanction for breach of a CBO and Disperal Order for under-18s (read here)
  • The change to the definition of anti-social behaviour to “likely to cause nuisance or annoyance” and the lowering of the burden of proof to “balance of probabilities” (read the JUSTICE briefing here and the CJA briefing here)
  • The naming and shaming of under-18s (read here)
  • The lack of discretion granted to judges when considering eviction proceedings (read here)

Alternatively, you can view the documents in our publications section.