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Joining youth and family courts

By Derren Hayes |

28 November 2017

Experts assess the barriers to integrated youth and family courts system following Munby intervention.

Lancashire and Northamptonshire police are involved in a multi-agency early intervention initiative to develop new ways of working with children and young people with the aim of diverting them from a crime pathway.

Plan to tackle disproportionality

By Neil Puffett |

26 September 2017

Justice experts react to review recommendations on ways to reduce offending by BAME young people.

Dealing with violence in YOIs

By Derren Hayes |

29 August 2017

A youth work programme could provide the solution for tackling high levels of violence in youth custody.

Knives linked to rise in custody

By Derren Hayes |

29 June 2017

A rise in the number of young people in custody could be linked to a surge in knife possession offences.

The loss of its overall majority has been politically costly for the government, but it has also caused policy upheaval and ministerial changes affecting children's services. Sector leaders consider the implications.

Five steps to good resettlement

By Pippa Goodfellow |

04 May 2017

Analysis of voluntary sector projects shows successful approaches to helping young people leave custody.

Tackling offender mental health

By Neil Puffett |

11 April 2017

A MAC-UK scheme could point the way for supporting young offenders with mental health problems.

The government is to strip the Youth Justice Board of most of its youth custody duties. Former chief John Drew says while there is merit to the plan, it raises concerns over resettlement work and ensuring a child focus.

Childhood trauma and offending

By Pippa Goodfellow |

17 January 2017

How improving awareness of childhood trauma can help practitioners rehabilitate young offenders