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 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.
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…
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