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 Age: 10-12 Sex: n/a Duration: 12-20 weeks, 2 hours weekly sessions Cost: yes     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.    …
Summary: Attached is the the article, full report and toolkit YOT talk: 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 YJS.     Description: Stephen Case, Nuria Lorenzo-Dus, Ralph Morton have published YOT Talk: Examining the communicative influences on children’s engagement…
Summary: Attached are the full report, executive summary and presentation in relation to the evaluation of ACE and trauma informed approaches in YJS in Wales. Classification: No Classification     Description: Bangor University have published their report Adverse childhood experience and trauma-informed approaches in youth justice services in Wales: An evaluation of the implementation of the enhanced case management (ECM)…
Summary: mentoring programme for children involved in serious youth violence.Classification: not applicable, but it has a Theory of change.Age: 10-17Sex: n/aCost: Yes     Aims: Encourage positive lifestyle choices, by challenging and changing attitudes and values that contribute to serious youth violence and gang participation.   Description:Spark2Life have developed an 8 to 10 week package to help tackle some of…
Summary: Triage is a process to support diverting children out of the criminal justice system. Classification: Level 2 Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: yes     Aim: The aim of Triage is to prevent inappropriate criminalisation of children for low level offences, and instead delivering restorative interventions.     Description: Triage is the process of determining the priority of a…
Summary: Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communitie is a violence prevention parenting programme. Classification: Level 2 Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: yes   Aim: To improve outcomes for children and young people by promoting heathy violence-free lifestyles, families and communities. SFSC does this by focusing on: Supporting parents to increase their confidence and competence Achieving positive change in family relationships Promoting children’s…
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