Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool Q&A Webinar

Published: 02/05/2024

Summary: 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.
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Trauma Informed Practice Webinar – Turning Rhetoric Into Reality

Published: 03/04/2024

There is evidence about the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on behaviour and the potential for linking children who have experienced trauma to become involved in the criminal justice system (including serious youth violence). There is growing interest in trauma because of a need to find responses which will assist children who have multiple…
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Child First Framework In Practice Podcast With Neal Hazel And Michael O’Connor

Published: 03/04/2024

Child First Framework in Practice Professor Neal Hazel, YJB Board member and criminology professor at the University of Salford has a ‘fireside’ chat with Michael O’Connor, Director of Child First Consultancy and Swindon Council Youth and Community Transformation Lead as part of a developing practice podcast. Here they discuss the application of the Child First…
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Sharon Gray, YJB Board member, discusses neurodiversity in the youth justice system

Published: 03/04/2024

At least one in three people who touch the justice system are thought to be neurodivergent, which is twice the proportion in the general population, reflects YJB Board member, Sharon Gray OBE. She says: “It is simply unacceptable that a child is more likely to be criminalised because of their differences.” In this YJB blog,…
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