Evaluation library

Our aim is to provide youth justice professionals with accessible, relevant and objective information about the range of programmes in use across the youth justice system.

The Evaluation Library is the YJB's collection of appraised youth justice interventions, we provide a light-touch review to ensure it is of a good standard, although we are no longer able to rate or classify that evaluation.

Should you have any questions or concerns about any research or evaluation placed on the Youth Justice Resource Hub, please contact us

The YJB welcomes new additions to its ‘Evaluation Library’. Please email your evidenced interventions to us along with your rationale for inclusion using the submission form.

Summary: Evaluation of a YOT run programme around a highly responsive intervention process for young children who have offended. Age: 7 upwards Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Intended Outcomes: The intended outcomes are that policy makers, managers and practitioners are made aware of the evidence base and the successful outcomes of the Preventing Youth Offending Project (PYOP). They will…
Summary: Programme designed to support BAME boys to increase personal development and leadership skills. Age: 10-17 Sex: male Cost: yes     Aim: Support children from young black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) background to increase personal development and leadership skills.     Description:The Programme is 8 weeks long, with each session lasting 90 minutes. The Programme is targeted specifically…
Summary: Swansea Bureau is a pre-court diversion model, which runs across most of Wales. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aims: Provide children the opportunity to be diverted out of the criminal justice system. Provide children and their parents/carers with the opportunity to access support services that may be able to meet their needs.      Description: The…
Summary: Evaluation of the YJB Pilot Resettlement Support Panel Scheme. Age: 12-17 Sex: n/a Cost: none Aim: The Resettlement Support Panels Scheme core aim is to coordinate multi-agency support for the resettlement of children through addressing substance misuse, accommodation problems, mental health and education issues. The Resettlement Support Panel also seeks to support children around family and peer mediation; appropriate…
Summary: Early intervention programme to support desistence while awaiting sentencing. Age: 10 - 17 Sex: n/a Cost: none     Aim: Provision of support through early intervention to prevent further offending, reduce re –offending offering a multi-agency approach     Description: In August 2014 members of Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) held a "problem solve" with children. The…
Summary: The Communicate Project is a software-based, literacy-intervention project. Age: 10-Adult Sex: n/a Cost: Yes     Aims: Support people who face major literacy barriers Target high-value language gaps that currently put education, training and employment beyond reach Break the cycle of offending by targeting long-lasting life skills Engage people who have had a negative experience of education Support people with…
Summary: Treatment Foster Care Oregon is an evidenced based programme, where children are placed with foster families to support them to reduce negative and offending behaviours and reduce use of illegal substances. Age: 12-17 Sex: n/a Cost: yes   Aims: Support children to reduce their behaviour problems Support children to reduce likelihood of further offending behaviour  Support children to reduce…
Summary: An evidenced based programme that supports families in reducing the use of violence, offending and poor behaviour. Age: 10-18 Sex: n/a Cost: yes     Aim: Support families and children to reduce the use of violence, criminal behaviour, poor behaviour and conduct problems   Description:Functional Family Therapy is a strength-based model, which offers short term, high quality intervention programme…
Summary: Take 3 is an evidence-based parenting programme Age: n/a Sex: n/a Cost: n/a     Aims: Improve relationships between young people and their families Improve young people’s behaviour at home, at school and in the wider community Support parents to set appropriate boundaries Support parents to value themselves and increase self esteem   Description: Take 3 is an evidence-based…
Summary: Summer Arts Colleges are intensive educational projects designed for children on Detention and Training Orders (DTOs) and subject to Intensive Supervision and Surveillance (ISS) Age: 14-19 Gender: n/a Cost: yes Duration: summer holiday period, 5 days per week     Aims: Summer Arts Colleges are intensive educational projects designed for children on Detention and Training Orders (DTOs) and subject…
Summary : This programme has been developed to support children who have exhibited agressive behaviour. Age: 10-17 Sex: n/a Cost: Yes     Aim: Support children who have exhibited aggressive behaviour Support children to reduce some of their violent/aggressive incidents     Description:Aggression Replacement Training is a programme which is made up of three core areas; SkillStreaming (which is pro-social…
Summary: Triple P is a programme designed to support and equip parents with the skills and confidence to manage their family's issues without ongoing support. Duration: Individual Age: 12-16 Sex: n/a Cost: Yes     Aim: Support and equip parents with the skills and confidence to manage their family’s issues without ongoing support Reduce stress in parents and therefore harsh…
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