Source: (2008) London: Ministry of Justice.

The Youth Crime Action Plan is a comprehensive, cross-government analysis of what further we need to do to tackle youth crime. It sets out a ‘triple track’ approach of enforcement and punishment where behaviour is unacceptable, non-negotiable support and challenge where it is most needed, and better and earlier prevention. It makes clear that we will not tolerate the behaviour of the minority which causes misery and suffering to others, especially their victims who, more often than not are other young people. People have a responsibility to obey the law if we are to deliver fairness and prosperity to all communities. (excerpt) The use of restorative processes is a part of the plan.

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