Policy Watch

 

Centre welcomes the government's decision to abandon plans to scrap the Youth Justice Board

 

24/11/2011

 

The Centre welcomes the government's decision to abandon plans to scrap the Youth Justice Board, minister Lord McNally announced yesterday. The plan, detailed in the Public Bodies Bill, had met with considerable opposition. The Centre had urged for a separate body independent from the adult system to ensure that young people in the youth justice system are seen as children first and offenders second. The House of Commons Justice Committee published the Tenth report of session 2010–12, The Proposed Abolition of the Youth Justice Board yesterday.