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 report by YoungMinds concerning the impact of adversity and trauma on the mental health of children.     Description:  YoungMinds have published Prioritising Adversity and Trauma-Informed Care for Children and Young People in England (2018) report.  The  report brings together contributions from academics, clinicians, commissioners and frontline professionals in regards to raising awareness about the impact of…
Summary: Access to the trauma informed practice academic insight report published by HM Inspectorate of Probation.     Description: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) as part of their Academic Insight series have published Trauma Informed Practice report (2020).  The report summarises the evidence base around trauma and adverse childhood experiences in the lives of people who have committed offences.  It found that…
Summary: The Early Intervention Foundation published three reports exploring serious youth violence.       Description: The Early Intervention Foundation published the preventing gang and youth violence: spotting signals of risk and supporting children and young people report (2015).  The report aims to support local areas make more informed decisions about;    how best to identify those children and young people who may be at risk…
Summary:   Access to the HM Inspectorate of Probation Academic Insights report concerned with neurodiversity in youth justice.       Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation have published Neurodiversity – a whole-child approach for youth justice report. The report summarises the evidence base around neurodiversity and the lessons for those working in youth justice with children.   the academic insight discuses that…
Summary: Access to the Children’s Commission report still not safe: the public health response to youth violence.     Description:The Children’s Commissioner have published still not safe: the public health response to youth violence report (2021). The report set out to assess how effectively existing infrastructure within local authorities was being used to deliver a public health approach to prevent gang…
Summary: Access to the social media as a catalyst and trigger for youth violence report produced by Catch 22 and the University College Birmingham.       Description:  Catch22 Dawes Unit and University College Birmingham published social media as a catalyst and trigger for youth violence report, also avaialble is their executive summary (2017).  The report focuses on the challenging link between children’s use…
Summary:  Attached is the summary from the prevention and diversion scoping survey of youth justice services across England and Wales.      Description: In February 2021, youth justice service managers were sent a consultation survey to scope prevention and diversion work conducted by their Service as part of a project commissioned by Youth Justice Board, National Probation Service and Association…
Summary:  The Centre for Mental Health have published a report that looks at girls in the youth secure estate.  Description: The Centre for Mental Health was commissioned to review the needs of girls in the Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE). The review is informed by interviews with girls who had been in the CYPSE and conducted by Leaders…
Summary: Link to the outcome of the resettlement consortia pilots in 2009 to 2012 and 2015 to 2017.     Description: In 2009, the Youth Justice Board commenced working with stakeholders to develop three regionally led consortia pilots: one in the North West of England, one in the South West of England and one in Wessex.   Children’s services and…
Summary:  Review and summary concerned with what is currently known about children and young people across welfare, youth justice and mental health secure settings in England and Wales.  Description: The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory have published What do we know about children and young people deprived of their liberty in England and Wales? An evidence review report and a summary report.…
Summary: Agenda Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk and the Alliance for Youth Justice have published a report to make the case for the needs of girls and young women aged 17 to 25 in contact with the criminal justice system.     Description: Agenda Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk and the Alliance for Youth Justice have…
Summary: HM Inspectorate of Probation have published research on the different approaches pertaining to knife crime.     Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation, as part of their research and analysis bulletin have published 'Promising Approaches to Knife Crime: An Exploratory Study' (May 2022) . The study identified four groups of promising approaches to knife crime: Diversionary activities Strengths-based approaches Knife…
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