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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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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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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YJS Management Board feedback form (October 2023)

Published: 02/11/2023

Summary This is a form which members of the YJS Management Board complete to give feedback on being a Board member. Description The form helps to assess knowledge and skills gaps and get feedback to improve the YJS Management Board. Please find the form located here. Contact Organisation: Electronic Monitoring Programme – HM Prison and Probation…
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Child First Tenets in Custodial Settings – YJB Workforce Development Council – Child-First Task group (April 2023)

Published: 18/04/2023

Child First Tenets – YJB Workforce Development Council – Child-First Task group (April 2023) How can we apply these in a custodial setting? Contact Organisation: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales  Name: Ruth Searle Email: ruth.searle@yjb.gov.uk
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Child First – Myth-busting – YJB Workforce Development Council – Child-First Task group (April 2023)

Published: 18/04/2023

Child-First Myth Busting Doc YJB Workforce Development Council – Child-First Task group (April 2023) Contact Organisation: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales  Name: Ruth Searle Email: ruth.searle@yjb.gov.uk
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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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