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:  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…
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 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: 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 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…
Summary: Attached is an effective practice briefing, which aims to raise awareness of the needs of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT) children in the youth justice system.   Description: This effective practice brief aims to raise awareness of the needs of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller (GRT) children in the youth justice system. It is intended as a tool for practitioners, particularly those…
Summary: The Children's Rights Alliance for England have published two briefings which provide an overview of children’s right and the use of taser and spit-hood by police.     The Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) have published Children’s rights, policing and the increasing use of spit-hoods and taser briefings, which give an overview of children’s rights and the use…
Summary: YJB has published understanding racial disparity, which shows how racial disparity affects children in their early years and within the youth justice system.      Description: The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has updated the understanding racial disparity publication. The publication shows how racial disparity affects children in their early years and within the youth justice system.  This…
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