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The Youth Justice Board has launched a consultation looking into how referral orders can be improved.

The jury at the inquest into the death of teenager Daniel Nelson has returned an open verdict.

Young adult offenders with learning difficulties in Scotland are not being given the support they need when in custody, a Prison Reform Trust report has found.

Prison unrest triggers crisis talks

By Cathy Wallace |

18 September 2007

Prison workers were due to hold an emergency meeting yesterday (18 September) to discuss an outbreak of violence at Lancaster Farms Young Offender Institution (YOI) in late August.

A scheme that uses football to combat antisocial behaviour is to be expanded to reach 12,000 teenagers following 11m of investment.

A restorative justice project where panels of young people act as mediators between offenders and victims launched last week in Lancashire.

A crime reduction project based on Positive Futures, which uses sport to engage with disadvantaged young people, has been launched in South Africa.

Young people with autism in Strathclyde are to be issued with warning cards to stop them from falling foul of the law.

Youth custody at breaking point

By Alison Bennett |

11 September 2007

Young prisoners have been forced to stay in police cells after youth jails in England and Wales reached bursting point.

The New York Police Department is among a raft of organisations using a DVD designed to combat youth gun and knife crime in south Yorkshire.