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Youth reoffending rises to highest level on record

By Neil Puffett |

27 April 2017

The proportion of young people committing further offences within 12 months of being convicted has hit a record high.

Former ADCS president appointed to Youth Justice Board

By Gabriella Jozwiak |

24 April 2017

A former president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has been appointed as a member of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

The Council of Europe has called on the British government to take urgent action to improve the safety of young people held in custody.

A youth offending team has linked up with a private technology firm to launch a centre of excellence to help spread best practice in youth justice work across England and Wales.

The new body taking on responsibility for commissioning and overseeing the youth secure estate from the Youth Justice Board (YJB) has officially launched.

Councils face hike in youth custody remand costs

By Joe Lepper |

04 April 2017

Local authorities have been told they will have to pay more when young people from their area are placed in youth custody on remand.

Children's charity Barnardo's has launched a project designed to address a sharp increase in crimes committed by girls.

Efforts to improve the way young offenders are dealt with are to be tested, with problem-solving courts set to be established across England.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to do more to divert young people with mental health issues away from crime.

The former chief executive of the Youth Justice Board has said that a lack of funding from central government is behind increasing levels of violence and safety concerns in youth custody.