Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Court Orders Criminalising Homeless

Court orders being imposed on homeless people are "criminalising those most in need," a charity has said. Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) give courts powers including banning people from areas or from drinking in public. But charity Homeless Link said CBOs, which replaced anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs), prevented homeless people from accessing vital services. The Home Office said local agencies must determine whether their use of their powers was appropriate. Read more on the BBC website.

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