The Youth Justice Legal Centre is part of Just for Kids Law.
Statutory changes in England and Wales came into force on 18 August 2016 imposing a ban on the sale of so-called ‘zombie knives’.
Youth courts now have the power to impose Gang-Related Violence and Gang-Related Drug Dealing Injunctions against 14 to 17 year olds.
“One Rule for All” approach announced for gang members in pilot areas
On 22nd January 2015 the Mayor announced a new pilot scheme to tackle gang crime to be launched in Haringey, Westminster and Lambeth. The “one rule for all” approach to the “Shield” initiative states that all members of a gang will be punished should any gang member commit an offence.
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