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Amid a rise in knife crime, new Serious Violence Strategy is to fund projects working with young people at risk of involvement with gangs. But experts say work with children needs to be in universal settings and start earlier.

Boosting YOI classroom time

By Derren Hayes |

27 March 2018

Experts call for changes to education provision in youth custody amid fall in classroom time in 2017.

PCCs put focus on young adults

By Derren Hayes |

27 February 2018

Police and crime commissioners are developing fresh ways to reduce offending by young adults.

A public health approach to tackling violent crime has been credited with cutting the murder rate in Scotland. Experts say the same model should be used in London following a rise in knife crime involving young people.

PCCs and youth crime prevention

By Derren Hayes |

02 January 2018

Experts call for police and crime commissioners to do more to fund youth crime prevention work.

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.