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Youth custody figures hit new low

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  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
Numbers of under-18s in custody have fallen to a new low, but black and ethnic minority young people now make up four out of every 10 of those detained, latest figures reveal.

YJB chair signals early intervention drive

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  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The chair of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) has said that persuading police and crime commissioners of the importance of funding early intervention work will be one of his immediate priorities.

Youth custody education ‘must be expanded'

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  • Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Plans to improve education for young offenders in custody must focus on increasing existing provision and offering more opportunities for higher-level qualifications, a charity has said.