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The Youth Justice Resource Hub is a platform to share and signpost to the latest guidance, toolkits and legislation, along with new evidence and reports, best practice resources, training and development opportunities and insights from us in our new YJB Blog. The Resource Hub is for youth justice professionals, academics, researchers, students and volunteers working to improve outcomes for children.

Please note: Some of the material uploaded prior to 2020 may not be consistent with YJB’s central guiding principle of Child First. There is ongoing work to review this content.

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  • Exploring the production and utilisation of pre-sentence reports (PSRs) in the youth justice system

    This research project investigated the use and quality of pre-sentence reports (PSRs) in the youth justice system. The research also explored whether PSRs might contribute to racial disparity in sentencing decisions as identified by previous YJB-funded research. PSRs bring together important information about the child to help inform the court’s sentencing decision.

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  • Sefton Community Youth Connectors

    Summary: A project to support the emotional wellbeing of girls aged 8 – 15yrs old at risk of poor mental health, offending, anti-social behaviour and exploitation. The project was prompted by concerns about girls in Sefton’s youth justice cohort who had poor emotional health and were at risk of committing offences and potentially being at risk exploitation

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  • Swindon YJS Kindness Room  

    To support children and families by providing free household equipment and food that can be taken home from the office. The Kindness room has been filled by donations from the local community and staff. One of the recent staff activities was a challenge to engage with the local community and in doing this, donations that can support children and families have been received.

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Youth Justice Evidence

Information published by academics, universities and partners that are evidence based

YJB issued guidance

Guidance resources and information that are relevant to Youth Justice

Tools and Templates

Practices shared by other youth justice services that support managing staff and volunteers

Sector Practice

Operational practice to support working effectively with children, families, victims and the wider community

Training and Development

Training sessions created by Youth Justice services and access to free resources, training and guidance

YJB Blog

Insights and best practices from the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

Recommended


  • Swindon YJS Kindness Room  

    To support children and families by providing free household equipment and food that can be taken home from the office. The Kindness room has been filled by donations from the local community and staff. One of the recent staff activities was a challenge to engage with the local community and in doing this, donations that can support children and families have been received.

    Read More
  • Sefton Community Youth Connectors

    Summary: A project to support the emotional wellbeing of girls aged 8 – 15yrs old at risk of poor mental health, offending, anti-social behaviour and exploitation. The project was prompted by concerns about girls in Sefton’s youth justice cohort who had poor emotional health and were at risk of committing offences and potentially being at risk exploitation

    Read More
  • Exploring the production and utilisation of pre-sentence reports (PSRs) in the youth justice system

    This research project investigated the use and quality of pre-sentence reports (PSRs) in the youth justice system. The research also explored whether PSRs might contribute to racial disparity in sentencing decisions as identified by previous YJB-funded research. PSRs bring together important information about the child to help inform the court’s sentencing decision.

    Read More

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