The council has also encouraged other governmental divisions to follow suit in making other important pieces of legislation more easily available to the public.
In a short statement, the council opined that more needs to be done to increase the level of awareness of legislation which affects the everyday lives of citizens.
“Ordinary citizens ought to and need to be educated on the conundrum of statutory laws and instruments, rights and responsibilities, and codes of practice without which we would not have an ordered society,” the youth council said.
The group is convinced that the true value of governance can only be appreciated when persons are aware of their rights and parameters of freedom.
The Juvenile Justice Bill, Status of Children Bill, Children and Young Persons Act, Criminal Code, Electorate Act and the Anti Gang Bill which is still under review, and other social and legal instruments, are among what should be placed in handbooks.
The council believes that such an approach will contribute to citizen security, good governance and a positively functional civil society.
President of the council Timothy Ferdinand said: “We can no longer allow the knowledgeable minority to feed on the ignorance of the majority nor should we paralyze the system by our inability to reform it.”