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

Published: 28/05/2024

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

Published: 21/05/2024

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  

Published: 21/05/2024

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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Get involved – Youth Justice Application Framework (YJAF) Research

Published: 02/05/2024

We are working with researchers from a company called NEC Digital to better understand the different needs and challenges experienced by users of the Youth Justice Application Framework (YJAF). This research aims to help us make future improvements to the YJAF system. To get a wider understanding of YJAF users’ needs and challenges they would like to talk to YJS Practitioners (10 in total) and YJS Managers (5 in total).
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