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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.

YJB 'could win reprieve'

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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".

Secure estate to be safer, says YJB

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Youth jails will be safer and more child-focused as a result of planned changes to the secure estate over the next four years, the Youth Justice Board has said.

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.