Prevention and Diversion Assessment - Hackney Youth Justice Service (November 2021)

Summary:  Attached is Hackney youth justice service prevention and diversion assessment, also included is their definitions related to race, culture and diversity. 



Description:

In March 2019 Hackney Children and Families Services invited several trained peers, supported by the Youth Justice Sector Improvement Programme (YJSIP) and the Youth Justice Board to conduct a Sector Led Youth Justice Peer review, primarily focussing on the Strategic Oversight and the Effective delivery of Youth Out of Court Disposals (OOCD).


Areas of development identified included; accurate recording and analysis of criminogenic factors, risks and vulnerabilities, capturing the ‘Voice of the Child’, enabling active participation of children identified with speech, language and communication/neuro developmental needs and better capturing experience of racism and discrimination.

 

Following this review Hackney’s Prevention and Diversion Team re-designed their assessment tool.


The Hackney youth justice service practice example – prevention document provides detail on the background of the service, implementation and delivery, a case examples, lessons learned, practice evaluations and future development.


Hackney youth justice service have also created and shared their race, culture and diversity definitions used by staff.

 

 

 

Contact:

Youth offending team:  Hackney 
Name:

Shelli Green

Email:  shelli.green@hackney.gov.uk