Getting young offenders to face their victims cuts crime - Howarth

October 30, 2009 10:17 AM

HowarthCommenting on yesterday's [Thursday] Prison Reform Trust report, which calls for the youth justice system to prioritise restorative justice, whereby young offenders face their victims, Liberal Democrat Shadow Justice Secretary, David Howarth said: "All the evidence shows that getting young offenders to face their victims works to cut crime.

"It forces people to face up to the consequences of their actions and has long been championed by the Liberal Democrats.

"The Government must get over its obsession with sounding tough and do what actually works to cut crime. A good start would be to make restorative justice processes available across the country."

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