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 National; youth agency report that explores the changing patters of county lines and criminal exploitation through the COVID-19 pandemic.      Description: The National Youth Agency, published between the lines report (2021). The report explores the changing patterns of county lines activity and criminal exploitation of children through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Summary: Link to the HM Inspectorate of Probation bulletin in regards to the views of children under supervision in youth justice services.      Description: HM Inspectorate of Probation published the voices of young people under supervision bulletin (2017).  The bulletin captured the views of children in regard to their needs, the support provided through youth justice services and the progress…
Summary: Report published by Peer Power that looks into the experience of children and examines how health and wellbeing provisions in the youth justice system could be improved.      Description: Between 2016, Peer Power were commissioned by NHS England (London) to facilitate a consultation with children and young people, who had been in contact with the youth justice system.…
Summary: Link to the HM Inspectorate of Probation academic insight briefing concerning supporting meaningful participation in the youth justice system from children.       Description:HM Inspectorate of Probation have published supporting children’s meaningful participation in the youth justice system (2021). This report focuses on children’s participation in decision-making in youth justice systems. Manchester Metropolitan University, have produced a series of…
Summary: Access to a Youth Justice Board report from 2019 concerned with the analysis of the influences and reasoning that leads sentencers to choose between custody and community alternatives.      Description: The Youth Justice Board published fine art or science report: sentencers deciding between community penalties and custody for young people (2009). The report presents the findings of a…
Summary:  Link to the interim review of implementation and delivery of AssetPlus and process evaluation of AssetPlus from 2019.      Description:  The Youth Justice Board published the interim review of implementation and delivery of AssetPlus: findings from Sector feedback in 2019. The briefing brings together key findings from sector feedback from three different reporting processes, collected 18 months into…
Summary: Link 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: Access to the evaluation from the Department of Education Pilot concerned with understanding if secure accommodation can provide a therapeutic environment and engage sexually exploited children.      Description:  The Department for Education published Aycliffe Child Sexual Exploitation Innovation Project Evaluation Report (2016). The evaluation report, is based on a pilot which tested the question: can secure accommodation provide…
Summary: Link to a discussion paper from 2017 that looks at the proposals to reform custodial provisions for children in England and Wales. Description: The National Association for Youth Justice, published the ‘transformation’ of youth custody: a discussion paper in 2017.  The discussion paper offers an analysis of the proposals to reform custodial provision for children under 18 in England…
Summary:  Link to the report on the experience of children in Custody in 2017 by HM Inspectorate of Prisons.      Description: In 2017, HM Inspectorate of Prisons published Children in Custody 2016–17 report. The report is an analysis of 12–18-year-olds’ perceptions of their experiences in Secure Training Centres and Young Offender Institutions.
Summary: Youth Justice Board document that summarises the lessons learnt from several evaluations of custody and resettlement initiatives.      Description: Resettlement in England and Wales: Key Policy and Practice Messages from Research (2012) summarises the lessons learnt from several evaluations of custody and resettlement initiatives. Published by the Youth Justice Board, it translates the research findings into a list…
Summary: Access to the evidenced based framework for effective resettlement created through the Beyond Youth Custody partnership.      Description:The Beyond Youth Custody partnership (led by Nacro along with three research and evaluation partners) built a robust evidence base about what works in terms of effective resettlement for children. During the partnership, which came to an end in 2018 they…
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