said on 28 March 2012:
Before that, look at consultation so far. The timing of the release of the discussion paper in late December suggests a wish to bury the topic, as so many people were on holiday or about to go, and most were preoccupied with Christmas/New Year activities. Effectively only two months was available for consultation.I think you should have actively sought comment from people who can be readily identified but aren't usually heard: these are the parents and families of young offenders, and the victims of young offenders. Far from having a punitive disposition, in my experience these people strongly support diversion, rehabilitation, education and restorative justice, rather than incarceration of young offenders.I suggest you extend the consultation period in order to include more targeted consultation.
I think you should consult the Victims of Crime Commissioner