NICCY submission to ASB consultation

NICCY recognises the need for Government to reduce the harm caused by ASB and taking effective, cross-Departmental and societal measures to reduce it.

It does not, however, support the continuing use of civil, and in turn, criminal legislation to tackle it.  For children and young people, reducing offending and reoffending and meeting welfare needs out of the formal justice system should be the priority.

ASBOs should never be imposed on children under 18.

Full consultation report can be downloaded at the right hand side of this page.