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 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…
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…
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