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Sharon Gray, YJB Board member, discusses neurodiversity in the youth justice system

A photograph of Sharon Gray, YJB Board member
Sharon Gray, YJB Board member

At least one in three people who touch the justice system are thought to be neurodivergent, which is twice the proportion in the general population, reflects YJB Board member, Sharon Gray OBE.

She says: “It is simply unacceptable that a child is more likely to be criminalised because of their differences.”

In this YJB blog, Sharon focuses on the overrepresentation of neurodivergent children in the youth justice system. She discusses how a greater understanding of neurodiversity is vital in building a more inclusive society that benefits from, not disables, the strengths that neurodivergent people offer.

Read the Neurodiversity in the youth justice system blog on GOV.UK