Explaining Desistance: Looking Forward, Not Backwards Paper – The National Association for Youth Justice (February 2021)

Summary: Access to a paper published by the National Association for Youth Justice that explores desistence and children in the youth justice.



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 differences between them, before moving onto an examination of the relevance and application of desistance in a youth justice context.