What are the key issues and challenges in preventing youth crime and reducing reoffending? View our archive of case studies, features and research.
Unlocked Graduates is a training scheme designed to get more talented people working in prisons. Two of the first participants to enter the youth secure estate share their experiences with CYP Now.
Youth charity supports government strategy's focus on community partnerships to tackle knife crime, but wants longer-term funding.
Whistleblower who alerted authorities to abuse at Medway secure training centre says the review into the case shows there needs to be major changes to how staff work with young people before the issues will be resolved.
Lack of magistrates and secure children's homes to blame for increase in children in custody on remand.
Experts warn revised youth justice standards may reduce children's rights and lead to inconsistent practice.
MoJ documents reveal details of how secure school will operate and what prospective providers must do to fulfil ministers' ambitions. But one expert fears that a lack of funding and too many children may harm its impact.
Kamena Dorling, head of policy and public affairs at Coram Children's Legal Centre, examines new measures intended to improve the response to county lines and child criminal exploitation.
Youth justice services have developed a range of innovative approaches to engage repeat offenders, but experts say more needs to be done to support young people with the most entrenched problems.
With violent crime on the increase in England, Tom de Castella asks what children's services can learn from the public health model that originated in the US and has reduced youth violence in Glasgow.
The Howard League for Penal Reform is concerned that children in residential care are being criminalised unfairly, despite a report showing a fall in arrests. Experts debate if enough is being done to tackle the issue.
Youth justice experts back plans for increased monitoring by inspectorates of secure training centres.
Youth offending teams are creating partnerships with universities to improve knowledge of best practice.
Proposals over size, location and mixed gender populations of secure schools raise campaigners' concerns.
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.
Experts call for changes to education provision in youth custody amid fall in classroom time in 2017.
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.
Experts call for police and crime commissioners to do more to fund youth crime prevention work.
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.
Justice experts react to review recommendations on ways to reduce offending by BAME young people.
A youth work programme could provide the solution for tackling high levels of violence in youth custody.
A rise in the number of young people in custody could be linked to a surge in knife possession offences.
In the wake of the London and Manchester terror attacks, experts are calling on the government to involve young people and community groups in creating effective ways to address marginalisation and extremist views.
Although the population of the youth secure estate has dropped substantially, youth custody settings are struggling to improve support for young people, with outcomes described as "not good enough".
Blackburn Magistrates' Court is one of the first to try a problem-solving approach to work with young offenders in an effort to improve their wellbeing and cut reoffending rates. Jo Stephenson investigates.
Analysis of voluntary sector projects shows successful approaches to helping young people leave custody.
Spain has a markedly different attitude to crime committed by children and young people and how best to deal with it.
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.
The Skill Mill provides employment in environmental work for young ex-offenders aged between 16 and 18.
Diversion scheme engages young people when they enter custody.
Zorb football is used to engage young people and reduce high numbers of first-time offenders.
"Good"-rated youth offending service in Derby works with siblings of young offenders.
Programme reduces reoffending by addressing the needs of children in the youth justice system.
Rangatahi Courts, Nga Koti Rangatahi, are a community-based court in New Zealand that deals with young offenders from Maori communities who have admitted guilt.
Multi-agency hub works with vulnerable young people in Lancashire to reduce their risk of exploitation.
Initiative works with police and safeguarding agencies to identify children involved in crime linked to exploitation.
London council's gangs unit brings police and children's professionals together into one team.
Specialist service in two London hospitals support girls and young women affected by gangs.
Council taken the lead on supporting children and families vulnerable to radicalisation by extremists.
Learning practical phone repair skills is helping young people to improve their employment prospects and drive down reoffending.
Police leaders in Cumbria have created a platform for local young people to engage peers in identifying youth policing priorities.
Projects in the first phase of the DfE's Children's Social Care Innovation Programme have been evaluated to identify common themes. This briefing summarises learning on meeting the needs of complex adolescents.
The NSPCC has analysed evidence from serious case reviews to identify learning. This issue summarises the lessons for working with teenagers and the vulnerabilities they can face.
Project run by Catch 22 for Bristol Youth Offending Team (YOT) enables young offenders to make amends through community service, while being worked with restoratively.
The NSPCC has analysed evidence from serious case reviews to identify learning. In this issue, we look at risk factors and best practice around harmful sexual behaviour by children and young people.
The NSPCC has analysed evidence from serious case reviews to identify learning. In this issue, we look at the risk factors and lessons for police and law enforcement professionals working with children.
Consultation gathered young people's views on what needs to change in the youth justice system to improve their emotional health.
Intensive, home-based programme supporting young people on the edge of care, and their families.
Rehabilitates young people in custody through youth work activities and education support.
How the team uses referral orders to help young people stop their offending behaviour before it becomes entrenched.
Programme for schools to identify children with troubling behaviour and support their families.
Volunteer mentors for young people involved in antisocial behaviour.
Project reduces violent and alcohol-related offences by young people.
With a high proportion of young offenders from black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, practitioners must be sensitive to their needs.
Project improves outcomes for 14- to 25-year-olds with learning or communication difficulties involved in or at risk of offending.
Over the last two years, Howard League has conducted extensive qualitative research on good practice in the prevention of criminalisation of children in residential care. This report is based on its research findings.
This ethnographic study in a secure unit in England explored girls' concepts of vulnerability. It argues that by conflating childhood and vulnerability, the unit disenfranchises girls from services that are designed to help them.
This study investigates the impact of implementing trauma informed interventions in juvenile justice settings in the USA.
This research examines how well the strengths-based desistance approach in youth justice has been rolled out in practice and makes suggestions for areas of improvement.
This study considers the work of youth offending teams (YOT) with repeat offenders. It advocates using a strengths-based, rather than a risk-based, approach to enable young people's positive development and reduce offending.
This study considers the role of the internet in gang culture and activity in the UK. The authors analyse the expressive and instrumental uses of "trap rap" videos posted on YouTube as a means of gaining insight into gang-related activity, such as drug dealing through "working the country lines".
The 2015 Prevent duty mandates social workers and other professionals "to pay due regard" to possible radicalisation concerns. However, there is currently no guidance on how practitioners might do this.
Looked-after children are more likely to have an official record of offending behaviour than the general population.
Young people affected by street gangs and those at risk of offending often have high levels of unmet mental health needs.
Four studies on: Learning disability nursing; Risk, promotive and protective factors; Restorative justice-based practices; and Reinventing Diversion
How the risks posed by juvenile sex offenders change over time.