SCYJ and Partners 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 theĀ Children’s Society, Liberty, JUSTICE 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
  • The change to the definition of anti-social behaviour to “likely to cause nuisance or annoyance”
  • The lowering of the burden of proof to “balance of probabilities”
  • The naming and shaming of under-18s
  • The lack of discretion granted to judges when considering eviction proceedings

Each of these topics are covered in the below briefings.