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Truss strips YJB of youth custody role

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  • Friday, February 24, 2017
The Youth Justice Board (YJB) will no longer be responsible for commissioning and overseeing the youth secure estate, with a new body being established to take on the role, it has been announced.

Riots response has made gangs more violent

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  • Monday, June 6, 2016
Moves to arrest hundreds of gang members in the wake of last year's riots has led to an increase in violence, chaos and anarchy because younger inexperienced members are filling the leadership vacuum, a think-tank says.

YJB chief: Future of quango in doubt

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  • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The future of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) is in doubt, with the quango unlikely to continue in its present form once a government review of the youth justice system is completed, the organisation's chief executive has said.

Youth remand continues to fall

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  • Thursday, October 8, 2015
The amount of time spent by young people on remand in youth custody has fallen for the second year in a row, government figures show.

YJB proposes cuts to spending on youth custody staff

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  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Spending on staff in young offender institutions (YOIs) will be cut and efforts to make the restraint system safer will be shelved as part of Youth Justice Board (YJB) proposals to deal with emergency in-year cuts imposed by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), it has emerged.

YOTs face in-year cuts of £12m

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  • Thursday, August 20, 2015
Youth offending teams (YOTs) will be forced to cut early intervention work and make staff redundant due to proposed emergency cuts of 14 per cent, it has been claimed.