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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