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

Published: 03/04/2024

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,…
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MoJ (Ministry of Justice) Review of Custodial Remand For Children (January 2022)

Published: 15/08/2023

Summary Youth Justice partners have worked together to improve remand processes and outcomes in the year since the MoJ- Remand Review was published. We’ve seen some encouraging progress reflected in the annual statistics, however there is still much to do. Notable amongst the Review- recommendations were the tighter remand tests, which are now in law,…
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Pre-Sentence Report Learning and Development Toolkit – National Probation Service (2021)

Published: 17/01/2023

Summary: The National Probation Service have shared their pre-sentence report learning and development toolkit. Although aimed at probation officers, there are some modules that may also be of interest to youth justice staff. 
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Resettlement of Children After Custody Evidence Review – Clinks (August 2022)

Published: 01/11/2022

Clinks have published their evidence review; Resettlement of Children After Custody (August 2022). The evidence review looks at:
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Understanding Racial Disparity – Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (December 2021)

Published: 17/01/2022

Summary: The YJB has published Understanding Racial Disparity, which shows how racial disparity affects children in their early years and within the youth justice system. 
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Prevention and Diversion Assessment – Hackney Youth Justice Service (Updated 2023)

Published: 24/11/2021

Summary Attached is the Hackney Youth Justice Service Prevention and diversion assessment, also included their definitions related to race, culture, and diversity.  Description In March 2019 Hackney Children and Families Services invited several trained peers, supported by the Youth Justice Sector Improvement Programme (YJSIP) and the Youth Justice Board to conduct a Sector Led Youth…
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Neurodiversity – A Whole-Child Approach for Youth Justice – HM Inspectorate of Probation (July 2021)

Published: 03/11/2021

Summary:  Access to the HM Inspectorate of Probation Academic Insights report concerned with neurodiversity in youth justice.  
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Desistance and Diversity Action Plan 2021-23 – Barnet Youth Offending Service (June 2021)

Published: 17/08/2021

Summary Barnet youth offending service have shared their desistance and diversity plan Description Barnet Youth Offending service have created a desistence and diversity action plan to support better outcomes for all children. The Desistence Action Plan is outlined in the appendix of their youth justice plan. The action plan was co-produced with all relevant Stakeholders…
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Supervision Policy and Template for Case Managers – Camden Youth Justice Service (October 2020)

Published: 28/10/2020

Summary: Camden youth justice service have shared their supervision policy and template used in with case managers.
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