The ‘Transformation’ of Youth Custody: A Discussion Paper

The ‘Transformation’ of Youth Custody: A Discussion Paper
Summary: A discussion paper concerns with youth custody.

 

 

The ‘Transformation’ of Youth Custody: A Discussion Paper, is intended to inform and stimulate debate, it draws on lessons learned from visits to Spain, Finland and the USA - a trip funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust - undertaken in order to understand their approaches to removing children from home following offending behaviour. The paper also makes reference to other children who find themselves in secure care through different legal pathways, arguing that the reform of custody should prompt us to ask fundamental questions about what we hope to achieve when we incarcerate children, and the answers to those questions.

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