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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An evaluation of the Brent and Newham COVID-19 Over-Represented Children Pathfinder (December 2023)

Published: 07/12/2023

Summary: An evaluation of the Brent and Newham COVID-19 Over-Represented Children Pathfinder. The Brent and Newham Pathfinder was funded by the Youth Justice Board and aimed to mitigate the increase in Adverse Childhood Experiences as a result of experiencing grief, bereavement, discrimination, victimisation and separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
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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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Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Report – Traveller Movement (July 2022)

Published: 24/02/2023

Summary: Access to the report published by the Traveller Movement to disrupt the school to prison pipeline. 
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Responding to Drug Possession: A New Framework – The Centre for Justice Innovation (August 2022)

Published: 17/01/2023

Summary: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published a new framework to support Police forces to respond to drug possessions.
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Children and Young People- Voices on Youth Diversion and Disparity – Centre for Justice Innovation (December 2022)

Published: 17/01/2023

Summary: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published two relevant reports in March 2021 and December 2022 that look at diversion and disparity based on ethnicity.
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The Student Commission on Racial Justice 2022: A Platform for Young People- Voices on Racial Justice – Leaders Unlocked (October 2022)

Published: 28/11/2022

Summary: Leaders Unlocked and the Student Commission on Racial Justice have shared their final report on racial justice.
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Youth Justice Report – National Autistic Society (October 2022)

Published: 23/11/2022

Summary: The National Autistic Society is a site that aims to support help the 700,000 autistic people in the UK and their families. They have shared a report detailing the experiences children with autism have had with the youth justice system.
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Interim Evaluation Report of Youth Ink – Child First Pathfinder – Middlesex University (November 2022)

Published: 21/11/2022

Summary: The child first pathfinder have shared their interim report, which looks at evaluating the work of Youth Ink, which deliver intervention sessions with children.
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