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The Youth Justice Board: 1999-2011

  • Monday, October 18, 2010
Somewhere in the archives of early 21st-century British social policy, there may be a dusty volume that records the fact that I was the only person who served under all five chairs of the Youth Justice Board - the supremely confident and connected Norman Warner, interim chair and passionate advocate of restorative justice Charles Pollard, the intellectually unsurpassable Rod Morgan, the pragmatic and effective Graham Robb (another interim chair), and the cautious but industrious Frances Done.

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".

Youth Justice: Special Report

Against a background of continuing wide-ranging reforms of the youth justice system, CYP Now’s special report looks at the latest trends and policy developments, academic research and examples of best practice.

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.