Practice-based evaluations

This section contains practice and ways of working from youth justice services that have been evaluated. 

 

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Summary: The child first pathfinder have shared their interim report, which looks at evaluating the work of Youth Ink, which deliver intervention sessions with children.     Description: The child first pathfinder has shared an evaluation of Youth Ink: interim report completed by Middlesex University London (November 2022). The interim report presents the initial findings from an ongoing evaluation of…
Summary: Surrey Police and Surrey youth support service have published their evaluation report and summary in regards to their youth restorative intevention initiative.      Description: Surrey Police and Surrey youth support service have published their evaluation report and evaluation summary in regards to their Youth Restorative Intervention initiatve.  The aim of the youth restorative intervention, which is a multi-agency initiative is to provide…
Summary: The Trauma-informed Pathfinder have shared their initial findings with girls with lived experience in creating a Girl Code project.      Description: The Girl Code project seeks to engage with girls with lived experience to understand their experiences of youth justice and under 25’s substance misuse services and how they feel that those services could improve or develop their…
Summary: Youth justice services have produced an evaluation for a programme designed to tackle key issues in regards to disproportionality of ethnic minority (including White minority) children in the Criminal Justice System in Islington and Haringey services.     Description:  The Disproportionality Project: Addressing issues relating to the disproportionately high representation of Islington’s and Haringey’s BAME young people in the…
Summary: The Serious Youth Violence Pathfinder have shared their final report which looks at Newcastle’s comparatively high rate of first-time entrants, but with relatively few children going on to commit serious youth violence.      Description: The Serious Youth Violence Pathfinder looked to understand why Newcastle was distinctive amongst the core cities in having a comparatively high rate of first-time…
Summary:  Child First Diversion Pathfinder evaluation to support and inform practice     Description: Child First Pathfinder have shared their initial evaluation and final evaluation of the Child First diversion programme completed by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The key objectives of the final evaluation: To understand the experiences of children who engage in these programmes and establish whether…
Summary: A report, executive summary and presentation in relation to the evaluation of ACE and trauma informed approaches in youth justice services in Wales.     Description: Bangor University have published their report adverse childhood experience and trauma-informed approaches in youth justice services in Wales: an evaluation of the implementation of the enhanced case management (ECM) project (2121), executive summary and short…
Summary: Access to the evaluation and overview of the enhanced case management approach to working with children with experience of the youth justice system.     Description:  The Welsh Government has published Evaluation of the Enhanced Case Management approach.  The Enhanced Case Management (ECM) approach is a way of working with children with experience of the youth justice system, based…
Summary: Swansea Bureau is a pre-court diversion model, which runs across most of Wales.     Description: Researchers at Swansea University have produced an analysis of Wales' Swansea Bureau model. The analysis consists of: An evaluation of the model Annex A, which outlines the model Annex B, data which illustrates the decline of first-time entrants across Wales   The Swansea…
Summary: Take 3 is an evidence-based parenting programme     Description: Take 3 is an evidence-based parenting programme (which runs for 10-12 weeks) that can be used with groups or for one-to-one interventions with individual parents/carers. The programme also has aspects of Mindfulness (a way of breathing that may be calming and relaxing), to support parents to learn skills to…
Summary: Final evaluation summary and report of the West Midlands Pathfinder work in relation to working effectively with parents and carers through Kitchen Table Talks.      Description: As part of the West Midlands serious youth violence pathfinder, they have been able to evaluate the Kitchen Table Talks programme, aimed at parents. In September 2020 First Class Foundation were commissioned, through…
Summary:  A study completed by the University of Sussex concerning child criminal exploitation in the South East of England.    Description: The limited body of research on Child Criminal Exploitation has been primarily focused on the phenomena as it has unfolded within cities and other large urban areas. Much less is known about the experiences of children, their families, and…
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