Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool Q&A Webinar

Published: 02/05/2024

The YJB has launched a new assessment tool for youth justice services working with children subject to prevention, diversion and formal out-of-court disposals. The tool has been developed with a number of key partners, including youth justice practitioners, academics and HM Inspectorate of Probation. In addition to the assessment tool, we’ve shared helpful resources to…
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Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool

Published: 30/04/2024

The Youth Justice board has introduced a new assessment tool which must be used for all cases that are subject to diversion and out-of-court intervention. The tool has been developed with consultation with a number of key partners, including front line practitioners, academics, HMIP and others. The use of the new assessment tool is optional for cases that are considered prevention.
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Evaluation Report on the Community Resolution and Prevention Service (CRPS) (October 2023)

Published: 02/11/2023

Summary: The aim of the CRPS is to offer a programme of support for children following their first community resolution, or they have been identified as being at risk of offending. This is an independent evaluation of the service completed by Rocket Science.
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Final Report: Prevention and Diversion Project – Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (February 2023)

Published: 06/02/2023

Summary Access to the final report published by the Youth Justice Board to understand the prevention and diversion landscape across youth justice in England and Wales to support the Probation Service to consider a review of its future youth justice service funding formula. Description The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has published the…
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Resources to Support Youth Justice Practitioners to Engage Children in Prevention and Diversion Services – Youth Advisory Network and Youth Justice Board (January 2023)

Published: 30/01/2023

Summary Access to a leaflet and animation video created in collaboration between the youth advisory network and the Youth Justice Board to support professionals to engage with children in prevention and diversion services. Description The Youth Justice Board and the Youth Advisory Network, which is made up of children and young people with lived experience…
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Local Protocol Between the Metropolitan Police Service and London Borough of Hounslow Youth Offending Team in Respect of Knife Crime Prevention Orders – Hounslow Youth Offending Team (October 2021)

Published: 04/11/2022

Summary: Hounslow Youth Offending Team have shared their knife crime prevention order local protocol with the Metropolitan Police Service.  Description: Hounslow Youth Offending Team have shared the Local Knife Crime Prevention Orders Local Protocol between the Metropolitan Police Service and London Borough of Hounslow Youth Offending Team (2021). The protocol aims to ensure a constructive…
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Cwm Taf Youth Offending Prevention and Early Intervention Service – Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service (July 2022)

Published: 28/07/2022

Summary Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service have provided an overview of preventative support to children that are on the fringes of the youth justice system and aims to divert those that have committed an offence for the first time through its Youth Bureau process. Description Cwm Taf Youth Offending Prevention and Early Intervention Service have…
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A Child First Pathfinder Evaluation: Towards a Common Prevention Approach Across Wales – Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Service (2021)

Published: 21/02/2022

Summary: Access to the final evaluation and paper concerned with gathering children- views on prevention services as published by Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Service Pathfinder. 
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Youth Offending and Prevention Service – North Somerset Youth Offending Service (December 2021)

Published: 10/02/2022

Summary North Somerset Youth Justice Service have shared details around the range of programmes and interventions that are used to support their out-of-court decision-making panel and support desistence journey of children. Description North Somerset youth justice service have a range of programmes and interventions that are used to support their out-of-court decision-making panel and prevent…
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Prevention and Diversion Assessment – Hackney Youth Justice Service (Updated 2023)

Published: 24/11/2021

Summary Attached is the Hackney Youth Justice Service Prevention and diversion assessment, also included 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…
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