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: Access to the final report published by the Youth Justice Board to understand the prevention and diversion landscape across youth justice in England and Wales to support the Probation Service to consider a review of its future youth justice service funding formula.     Description: The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has published the prevention and diversion…
Summary: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published two relevant reports in March 2021 and December 2022 that look at diversion and disparity based on ethnicity.      Description: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published children and young people’s voices on youth diversion and disparity (December 2022). A qualitative study was conducted to explore the experiences in relation to…
Summary: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published a new framework to support Police forces to respond to drug possessions.     Description: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published responding to drug possession - a new framework (August 2022). This paper sets out a comprehensive, evidence-led framework for diversion for drugs possession offences across England and Wales. It aims…
Summary: Findings and lessons from an evaluation of the piloted Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit.     Description:  In 2014 and 2015, as part of its work to tackle ethnic disproportionality within the justice system, the Youth Justice Board developed and piloted a Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit with 20 youth justice services.  The toolkit allowed the services to undertake…
Summary: Access to the Centre of Justice Innovation briefing about effective referral into youth diversion.   Description: The Centre for Justice Innovation have published their fifth evidence and practice briefing, ensuring effective referral into youth diversion (2021). The briefing focuses on systems for referring children and young people into diversion. It outlines the evidence base on referrals, explores good practice and…
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…
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