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The Youth Justice Resource Hub is run by the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB), which is a non-departmental public body responsible for overseeing the youth justice system in England and Wales.


The Youth Justice Resource Hub was established in 2016 and is a platform to share practice and, where available, evidence and research.  It is for youth justice professionals, academics, researchers, students and volunteers.


The majority of the content on this site was created by and belongs to the wider youth justice sector. All materials on the Hub need to assess for suitability by the Youth Justice Board hub submission scrutiny panel. The panel meets on a fortnightly basis and considers the material based on the hub submission scrutiny panel framework.

The content across the site, is not evaluated and therefore it is not possible to say with confidence whether a programme is effective or not. If you require evidence-based practice you should access the evidence and reports section of this site.

Please note that some of the material uploaded prior to 2020 may not be consistent with YJB’s Central Guiding Principle of Child First, this could include the language used or the structure of the intervention being shared. You may also find of interest the Child First checklist.

Navigating the Youth Justice Resource Hub:

The Youth Justice Resource Hub contains a variety of information sources across a range of categories. To help you navigate your way around the site we have created the following core categories:



this section contains toolkits, programmes and resources relevant to working with children, families and carers and working effectively with victims of crime and communities.

Training and development:

This section contains training and workforce development resources for staff working in youth justice, information around the Developing Practice Fora and Hwb Doeth, details on how to access developing practice Basecamp platform with restricted access to youth justice staff and access to the youth justice practitioner portal, which contains AssetPlus and other restricted training materials.


Guidance and legislation:

This section contains formal operational toolkits and resources in regards to safeguarding, exploitation and preventing harm to support working effectively with children, as well as quick access to key legislation and guidance relevant to working with children in the criminal justice system, COVID-19 related resources to support operational delivery and access to protocols and policies to support partnership work.


Management and governance:

This section contains tools, templates and resources to support youth justice managers operationally as well as a dedicated section around working effectively with volunteers and boards/steering group. You can also get access to the youth sector improvement partnership (YJSIP) information and access to training opportunities and resources to support sector improvement.


Evidence and reports:

This section holds access to practice-based evaluation, including Pathfinder evaluations, information from partner organisation on evaluating methodologies to support in house implementation. This section also provides access to research articles, reports and briefing that are relevant to youth justice and a final section concerned with data, which includes access to YJB toolkits and data requirements.


How to make a submission:

If you in a position to share your practice, research and toolkits wider, you should complete the submission form and email it to us. 



If you are looking for volunteer opportunities within the youth justice system, you should access the Get Involved section, which holds information around the various opportunities available. The Youth Justice Board does not hold information concerning local volunteer opportunities, if you are interested in volunteering in a youth justice service or finding out more about opportunities within that service, please contact your local service.


You can find out more about our site policies here.