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Youth reoffending on the rise

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  • Monday, October 31, 2011
Youth reoffending rates have risen in seven out of 10 local authorities, latest government statistics have shown, bucking a downward trend in recent years.

YJB 'could win reprieve'

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  • Monday, September 12, 2011
The government is considering a dramatic U-turn on plans to abolish the Youth Justice Board (YJB) as a result of last month's riots, CYP Now understands.

Youth custody reduction pilot goes ahead despite riots

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  • Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A pilot scheme that will give local authorities responsibility for the cost of youth custody will be launched next month despite three of the trial areas being hit by last month's riots, the Youth Justice Board has confirmed.

MoJ would have found riots pressure 'impossible', claims YJB chair

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  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The chair of the Youth Justice Board has launched a blistering attack on the government's decision to axe the quango next April, claiming the Ministry of Justice would have found it "impossible" to handle the intense pressure on the youth justice system caused by the riots.

Fears for children's safety as youth jails near capacity

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  • Thursday, August 18, 2011
The Ministry of Justice has refused to confirm fears that youth jails have reached capacity or outline its contingency plans to deal with the situation amid concerns that children's lives are being put in danger through overcrowding.