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Youth custody reduction pilot goes ahead despite riots

  • 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.

YOI custody levels exceed safe capacity

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Custody levels in young offender institutions (YOIs) have risen above safe limits, new figures have shown, prompting fears the secure estate is on the brink of crisis.

YJB proposes cuts to spending on youth custody staff

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Spending on staff in young offender institutions (YOIs) will be cut and efforts to make the restraint system safer will be shelved as part of Youth Justice Board (YJB) proposals to deal with emergency in-year cuts imposed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), it has emerged.

YOI child-to-staff ratio to rise

  • Friday, May 10, 2013
Staff in some young offender institutions will have to oversee more young people under plans developed by the Prison Service, CYP Now can exclusively reveal.

YJB faces further budget cuts

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) is facing a 10 per cent cut to funding after it emerged the organisation will receive 365m from central government for the coming financial year.

Youth reoffending on the rise

  • 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.