Evaluation library

Our aim is to provide youth justice professionals with accessible, relevant and objective information about the range of programmes in use across the youth justice system.

The Evaluation Library is the YJB's collection of appraised youth justice interventions, we provide a light-touch review to ensure it is of a good standard, although we are no longer able to rate or classify that evaluation.

Should you have any questions or concerns about any research or evaluation placed on the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please contact us

The YJB welcomes new additions to its ‘Evaluation Library’. Please email your evidenced interventions to us along with your rationale for inclusion using the submission form.

Summary: This parenting program is focused on strengthening parenting competencies     Aims: The Incredible Years® evidence based parenting programs focus on strengthening parenting competencies It supports parental involvement in children’s school experiences, to promote children’s academic, social and emotional skills and reduce conduct problems.     Description:The School Age Basic parenting programme, supports parents to strengthen parent-child interactions and…
Summary: Triple P is a programme designed to support and equip parents with the skills and confidence to manage their family's issues without ongoing support.     Aim: Support and equip parents with the skills and confidence to manage their family’s issues without ongoing support Reduce stress in parents and therefore harsh and inconsistent discipline Reduce problem behaviours in children…
Summary: A programme  developed to support children who have exhibited aggressive behaviour. Aim: Support children who have exhibited aggressive behaviour Support children to reduce some of their violent/aggressive incidents Description:Aggression Replacement Training is a programme which is made up of three core areas; Skill Streaming (which is pro-social interpersonal skills. Eg. what to do instead of aggression), Anger Control Trainings,…
Summary: Summer Arts Colleges are intensive educational projects designed for children on Detention and Training Orders (DTOs) and subject to Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (ISS)     Aims: Summer Arts Colleges are intensive educational projects designed for children on Detention and Training Orders (DTOs) and subject to Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (ISS) Increase educational engagement and facilitate transition into mainstream…
Summary: Treatment Foster Care Oregon is an evidenced based programme, where children are placed with foster families to support them to reduce negative and offending behaviours and reduce use of illegal substances.   Aims: Support children to reduce their behaviour problems Support children to reduce likelihood of further offending behaviour Support children to reduce use of illegal substances   Description:Treatment…
Summary: The Communicate Project is a software-based, literacy-intervention project.     Aims: Support people who face major literacy barriers Target high-value language gaps that currently put education, training and employment beyond reach Break the cycle of offending by targeting long-lasting life skills Engage people who have had a negative experience of education Support people with ADHD, Dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum, Speech &…
Summary: Early intervention programme to support desistence while awaiting sentencing.     Aim: Provision of support through early intervention to prevent re–offending, offering a multi-agency approach     Description: In August 2014 members of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) held a "problem solve" with children. The aim was to look at improving the service offered to children. When…
Summary: Programme designed to support boys from ethnic minority backgrounds to increase personal development and leadership skills.     Aim: Support children from ethnic minority backgrounds to increase personal development and leadership skills.     Description:The Programme is 8 weeks long, with each session lasting 90 minutes. The Programme is targeted specifically at males from ethnic minority backgrounds. Wipers have…
Summary: Evaluation of the Youth Justice Board Pilot Resettlement Support Panel Scheme. Aim: The Resettlement Support Panels Scheme core aim is to coordinate multi-agency support for the resettlement of children through addressing substance misuse, accommodation problems, mental health and education issues. The Resettlement Support Panel also seeks to support children around family and peer mediation; appropriate use of leisure time;…
Summary: An article, full report and toolkit examining the communicative influences on children’s engagement with youth justice assessment processes paper that considers the evidence base analysis of communication influences on children’s engagement in the Youth Justice System.     Description: Stephen Case, Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Ralph Morton have published YOT Talk: Examining the communicative influences on children’s engagement with youth justice…
Summary:  Findings from the pilot 2015-2016 concerning usage of skype in Parc Youth Offender Insitute.     Aims The Youth Justice Board’s objectives of running the Skype pilot in Parc Young Offender Institution (YOI) were to: Establish whether internet based video solutions (IBVS) could improve links between children in custody, their families and resettlement agencies; Test whether Skype could be…
Summary: Research examining the implementation and operation of the Whole System Approach.     The Whole-System Approach (WSA) is an evidence-informed youth justice strategy for children and young people who offend introduced nationally in Scotland in 2011, following a year-long pilot of the approach in Aberdeen. This research aimed to examine the implementation and operation of the WSA in one…