SCYJ Publishes Briefing for Second Reading of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill in the House of Lords

The Standing Committee for Youth Justice has produced a briefing for the Second Reading of the Anti-social Behaviour Bill in the House of Lords. The briefing outlines our concerns on certain aspects of the Bill, namely: the broad definition of anti-social behaviour; the low standard of proof necessary to secure an injunction, the lack of anonymity for children going through injunction proceedings or receiving an injunction; the need for all under-18s receiving an injunction to have a full health and welfare assessment; the use of custody as a sanction for breaching an injunction and the need for judges to have disgression when looking at eviction proceedings. Read the briefing here.