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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.

Youth justice roundup

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  • Thursday, April 3, 2014
Smartphone warning, youth offending project saved, but gangs initiative to close, all in the news this week.

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.

Cameron warns young rioters face punishment

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  • Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a warning to those involved in riots since Sunday stating that if they are "old enough to commit these crimes, they are old enough to face the punishment".