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Lords vote to save Youth Justice Board

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  • Tuesday, March 29, 2011
The government has been dealt a blow over plans to abolish the Youth Justice Board after the House of Lords passed an amendment that the organisation should be retained.

Interview: Mark Johnson, founder, User Voice

Mark Johnson is waging a war on interfering middlemen. He's angry young offenders do not have a voice, he's tired of social structures distancing them from policy-makers and he thinks government cuts demonstrate classist principles.

The Youth Justice Board: 1999-2011

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  • 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.