Sunday, January 28, 2007

Tackling breaches of ASBOs

I am currently working with local Anti-social behaviour units, the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Business Crime Direct and the Police in bringing national pressure to bear on local magistrates in terms of how they deal with breaches of Anti-social Behaviour.

Some of our young people with ASBOs are breaching them regularly but in some cases magistrates are not reflecting this in their sentencing, so they are starting to lose their power.

How are other areas dealing with this? Let me know.

We are getting some evidence together for our MP, Jane Kennedy, to hand over to the powers that be - whoever it is that is in charge of magistrates, and get them to have a word. I'll let you know how that works out.

1 comment:

Adele said...

I can categorically say that any ideas of selling alcohol to 16 year olds in mad. As a nation we are heading towards a severe underage binge drinking phenomenon.