A House full of Lords wants homes for the young

I always was impressed with the sensible decisions and recommendations the House of Lords has made. This new ruling on the housing obligations of homeless 16-17 year olds is more than welcome both from a personal as well as a local crime fighter’s perspective.

This BBC article gives a good overview to the decision that makes councils responsible to provide more than a roof for youngsters to keep them on the path to righteousness.

It is very important to keep young persons away from crime and not just to make provision to step in once they have broken the law.

A recent strategic youth prevention meeting has proved to be very well equipped to help youngsters once fallen foul of the law but little to prevent it.

Local authorities can become blind to the solutions of problems if it costs them more resources. A House of Lords decision will back them up for more funds.

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