Custody and Community

The needs of young people in the youth justice system can only be met by a holistic system which works with them and deals with their needs whichever part of the system they are currently in - those environments traditionally seen as custody (Young Offender Institutions) and community (outside of secure institutions working with Youth Offending Teams/Services) sectors.

We think it is important to create greater integration between these two environments, using programmes such as resettlement, along with all sectors developing a more complete understanding of the roles played by workers from all sectors.

This part of the site aims to promote the work of both sectors. It particularly concentrates on raising awareness of how young justice professionals are working together to meet the needs of young people in the youth justice system.

The Youth Justice Resource Hub needs you! We are looking for examples of positive partnership work, short case studies about the roles of different workers in both sectors and generally any other information that you think would be useful and helpful.  Please contact us if you would like more infomation or for a submission.  

 

Beyond Youth Custody is a national programme which examines and promotes best practice in the resettlement of young people and young adults leaving custody. You will find a number of useful resources (including briefings, practitioner guides, reports and updates) here.
  SB came from Southwark and prior to coming in to custody in May 2015 had been accepted on to a football apprenticeship which was due to start in July 2015. Unfortunately he wasn’t released until April 2016. As well as gathering prior educational information from previous learning providers, MIAP, PIF and E-Asset we have created a simple information template…
  Here is an outline of a daily regime for a young person in custody at HMPYOI Cookham Wood.
  Kent’s Early Help and Prevention Service (EHPS) are working with a young person aged 17, on an eight month Detention and Training Order. Through liaison with the local college, Kent EHPS were able to provide the young person with some coursework material which enabled him to continue his studies and continue to progress on the course he had enrolled…
  iCoN stands for "In Control of Now" and looks to give young people control over their futures. It uses a trauma-informed approach to work with those young people who have been assessed as experiencing some form of trauma.   I-CoN is commissioned by the North East London Resettlement Consortia (NELRC) to deliver a clinically-led outreach trauma service. It is…
  Kent’s Early Help and Prevention Service are working with a young person aged 17 on a two year Detention and Training Order who through Release on temporary license (ROTL) was able to attend a ten week Motocross programme, which also provided him with a qualification.   The young person has now completed the programme and is due to continue…
  Only Connect was commissioned by the North East London Resettlement Consortia (NELRC) to deliver an embedded (on the wings), restorative mediation service to tackle the increased violence in custody and support young people to exit gang lifestyle.   Dedicated workers have been placed at HMPYOI Feltham and HMPYOI Cookham Wood to engage with young people whilst in their cells…
Reflective Learning is an accredited programme that ensures the learners are able to access their education provision during a fixed exclusion from mainstream education. It is a four week programme aimed at addressing challenging behaviour within the Education Department at Feltham YOI, on residential units and in the community. This programme attempts to promote inclusive practice and manage challenging behaviour.…
The Restorative Justice Council is an independent third sector membership body that promotes quality restorative practice for everyone. It raises public awareness and confidence in restorative processes. You will find a number of interesting case studies around restorative justice in the community here.
  In 2014/15 the Youth Justice Board supported the establishment of four new resettlement consortia, including one covering South and West Yorkshire. A Project Manager was appointed and took up post in September 2014. A Strategic Group has been developed which meets quarterly, and is Chaired by a Director of Children’s Services from Sheffield City Council. An Operational Group has…