ACE and trauma-informed approaches in YJS in Wales: An evaluation of the implementation of the ECM project – Bangor University (March 2021)

Summary: A report, executive summary and presentation in relation to the evaluation of ACE and trauma informed approaches in youth justice services in Wales.

 

 

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) project. The primary objectives of the evaluation are:

  • To measure change in youth justice service workers’ attitudes towards implementing trauma-informed practice (TIP), from pre- to post-training;
  • To measure change in youth justice service workers’ confidence in working with children who have histories of ACEs and trauma, from pre- to post-training;
  • To develop an understanding of the delivery of ECM as a response to cases where complex welfare issues are evident;
  • To capture the impact of ECM on youth justice processes and practice.

The complete evaluation consists of: