Youth Justice: Linda Jack’s guest editor day

At Spring Conference we will finally get the opportunity to debate our Youth Justice policy – we have taken a “muscular liberal” approach – recognising that the present system fails not only some of our most vulnerable young people – but more importantly, society itself.

Other countries, even the most unexpected, have a far more enlightened approach to youth justice, recognising that punishment and rehabilitation have to be combined with meeting welfare needs of children and young people who have often been badly neglected.

Today a number of fellow Lib Dems express their professional and personal views of what our response should be to tackling youth offending. I am also delighted to include an independent view from academic Tim Bateman on the contentious issue of raising the age of criminal responsibility.

On Saturday I trust you will support the motion and help reinforce our distinctiveness as a truly liberal party.

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5 Comments

  • Grammar Police 7th Mar '11 - 9:24am

    Hi Linda
    Great to see you as a Guest Editor!

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