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: Leaders Unlocked and the Student Commission on Racial Justice have shared their final report on racial justice.     Description: Leaders Unlocked have collaborated with the Student Commission on Racial Justice to create a report on racial justice. The Leaders Unlocked report has been co-produced by Leaders Unlocked and the Student Commissioners. It is based on evidence gathered from…
Summary: Access to a paper published by the National Association for Youth Justice that explores desistence and children in the youth justice.     Description:The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) have published explaining desistance: looking forward, not backwards paper. The paper seeks to address some of these issues, first providing an overview of the risk and desistance models, and the…
Summary: Access to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children study that looked at the behaviour, background and characteristics of children and young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour.      Description: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children have published children and young people who engage in technology-assisted harmful sexual behaviour…
Summary: Access to the Disability Trust Foundation report concerned with their specialist brain injury service that supported children in custody in 2015.      Description: The Disability Trust Foundation published brain injury linkworker service report (2016). The report provides an overview of the Foundation’s specialist brain injury Linkworker service and its achievements in supporting children, young adults and adults in…
Summary:  The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry have published a paper concerned with the impact of developmental language disorders and the risk of recidivism in children involved in the youth justice.      Description: The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has published a short paper developmental language disorders and risk of recidivism among young offenders (2021). The aim of…
Summary: The National Autistic Society is a site that aims to support help the 700,000 autistic people in the UK and their families.     Description: The National Autistic Society have a shared a report detailing the experiences young people with autism have had with the youth justice system. The report illustrates how lack of support for young autistic people,…
Summary: Access to the evaluation of a variety of programmes running across England in relation to working in partnership and commissioning between agencies in relation to clinical pathways for children.      Description:In response to Future in Mind, the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health was commissioned by NHS England (now NHS England and NHS Improvement) to outline a…
Summary: The YJB have published a report detailing the thoughts of youth justice experts on how far we are from achieving a ‘Child First’ youth justice system as well as what more could be done to get there.     Description: The Youth Justice Board has published brighter futures: an analysis of the youth justice system (October 2022).  This report brings…
Summary: National County Lines Coordination Centre and The Children’s Society have published a resource for professionals regarding debt bondage within the criminal exploitation and county lines context.     Description: National County Lines Coordination Centre and The Children’s Society have published Debt Bondage in a Criminal Exploitation and County Lines Context: Support Resource for Professionals. The aim of the guide is…
Clinks have published their evidence review; Resettlement of Children After Custody (August 2022). The evidence review looks at: What is involved in children’s resettlement and why it is so important; The challenges for supporting children after custody; The essence of successful resettlement for a child, and the role of practitioners in it; Effective sentence planning and case-management; The five key…
Summary: The London Violence Reduction Unit have published a report that explores the scale and nature of child/adolescent to parent violence and abuse in London.     Description: The Comprehensive Needs Assessment of Child/Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse in London (2022) report was commissioned by the London Violence Reduction Unit. The report’s aim was to improve understanding of the…
Summary:  Access to the Loughborough university repot exploring child first justice and evidence base.     Description: Stephen Case and Ann Browning have published their report child first justice: the research evidence-base (2021). The report presents the research evidence-base for adopting the child first strategic objective to guide the work of the youth justice system of England and Wales.
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