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Lib Dems to tackle anti-social behaviour

February 12, 2007 5:51 PM

Offenders will have to explain their actions to their victims under new Lib Dem plans to tackle anti-social behaviour.

The Lib Dems want to introduce 'Responsible Behaviour Panels' modelled on a stunningly successful scheme run by the Lib Dems in Somerset. The panels have had a major effect in cutting re-offending rates for anti-social behaviour.

Under the scheme, offenders have to appear in front of their victim and members of the community to explain their actions.

The victim, panel and the offender then agree how the offender will make up for the damage that has been caused.

Lib Dem MP Nick Clegg said, "Lib Dem Councils are leading the way in effective action to cut crime and anti-social behaviour."