Research articles, reports and briefings

The materials in this section are from a variety of partners and organisations that have published articles, reports or briefings that are relevant to youth justice and can support embedding evidence in practice. 

 

If you are aware of further relevant articles, reports or briefings please let us know.  

Summary: Three articles concerned with the experience of children in youth court published in 2021.     Description: Attached below are three articles by Yannick van den Brink that explore the experience of children entering the youth justice system. The research articles are explorative in nature and based in one area of England. Equality in the Youth Court: Meaning, Perceptions…
Summary:  Attached is the link to an article exploring the changing shape of youth justice models of practice in England.    Description: Roger Smith and Patricia Gray have published The changing shape of youth justice: Models of practice. The article reports on a two-year investigation, which maps out contemporary approaches to the delivery of youth justice in England. The findings…
Summary:  Attached is the link to a literature review concerning the relationship between care status and children going into Custody.    Description: University of Bedfordshire have published a literature review of the relationship between care status and child incarceration. The review aims to identify the particular pathways of looked after children into, through and leaving custody and to establish in…
Summary:  Attached is the link to HMIP’s academic insight briefing concerning the experience and pathway of children in care in the youth justice system.    Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation have published Experiences and pathways of children in care in the youth justice system. This Academic Insights paper focuses upon elements of the care and youth justice systems over which…
Summary:  Attached is the link to HMIP’s academic insight briefing concerned with the quality of delivery of out-of-court disposals in youth justice.  Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation have published the quality of delivery of out-of-court disposals in youth justice. This Academic Insight paper focuses on the quality of delivery by youth offending teams in relation to these out-of-court disposals, including…
Summary: The Restorative Justice Council have published a guide for practitioners to support working effectively with ethnic minorities (excluding White minorities) children to access restorative justice provision.     Description: The Restorative Justice Council have published Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) children’s access to, and experiences of, restorative justice guide (2017).  The guide is based on the findings from an…
Summary: Link to the victim’s commissioner review of restorative justice both from the perspective of providers and victims.      Description: The Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales published a two part review of restorative justice services:  A question of quality: a review of restorative justice Part 1 – service providers (2016) - The review focussed on what constitutes a quality…
Summary: Access to the full report from Power The Fight in regards to the cultural responses to trauma and serious youth violence using therapeutic intervention for peace approach.     Aims: To provide appropriate and culturally sensitive support to improve children’s mental health and reduce their vulnerability to involvement in serious youth violence.     Description: The project aimed to…
Summary: Access to the policy review concerned with county lines completed by Traverse.     Description:The county lines pathfinder commissioned Travers to undertake a policy review that examines key policy areas in England and Wales relating to County Lines activity, such as education, criminal justice and children’s services.  Travers have also completed policy review: key findings and recommendations presentation slides.…
Summary: Attached is a brief outline of the young review's aims for improvement.    Description: The Young Review aims to improve outcomes for black and/or Muslim young men in the criminal justice system and works closely with the Ministry of Justice, National Offender Management Service and the YJB to achieve this objective.    You can access the full report here,…
Summary: The Lammy Review: Final Report, is an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system.     Description: The Lammy Review: Final Report, is an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals in the criminal justice system. The review…
Summary: Attached are relevant documents by The Howard League in relation to children in Care Homes.     Description: The Criminal Care: Children’s Homes are Criminalising Children (2016), which provides some data analysis around the number of children in care and the extent of their criminalisation. The Ending the Criminalisation of Children in Residential Care (2017) which is the first…
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