Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Hansard written answers - Antisocial Behaviour: Young People.

Acceptable Behaviour Contracts
Can someone please explain to me what is the point of Acceptable Behaviour Contracts.

The following is taken from yesterday's Hansard written answers:

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Solicitor-General what the Crown Prosecution Service's policy is on bringing prosecutions against young people for breach of anti-social behaviour contracts; and if she will make a statement.

The Solicitor-General: An acceptable behaviour contract is a preliminary, non-statutory intervention designed to tackle low level antisocial behaviour. Non-compliance cannot constitute a criminal offence that the Crown Prosecution Service could prosecute. The Crown Prosecution Service does not, therefore, have a policy on prosecutions against young people for breach of such contracts.

Please, please will someone tell what is the point of these ABCs.
I've posted on ABCs before, and you can read all about it HERE.

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