Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool Q&A Webinar

Published: 02/05/2024

Summary: The YJB has launched a new assessment tool for youth justice services working with children subject to prevention, diversion and formal out-of-court disposals. The tool has been developed with a number of key partners, including youth justice practitioners, academics and HM Inspectorate of Probation.
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Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool

Published: 30/04/2024

Summary: The Youth Justice board has introduced a new assessment tool which must be used for all cases that are subject to diversion and out-of-court intervention. The tool has been developed with consultation with a number of key partners, including front line practitioners, academics, HMIP and others. The use of the new assessment tool is optional for cases that are considered prevention.
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Understanding ethnic disparity in reoffending rates in the youth justice system (April 2023)

Published: 05/04/2024

This research was commissioned by the YJB and conducted by Traverse. The research involved statistical analysis of reoffending data from England and Wales, interviews with children from England as well as focus groups with youth justice service practitioners. The findings are published in two parts, a child and practitioners perspectives report and an analysis of…
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Targeted Speech and Language Assessments for Primary and Secondary School Children at Risk of Suspensions – Milton Keynes Youth Justice and Support Service (February 2023)

Published: 20/07/2023

Summary Milton Keynes youth justice and support service have shared an overview of their promoting reintegration and reducing exclusion model which is part of their prevention and diversion service. Description  Milton Keynes youth justice and support service have shared an overview of their promoting reintegration and reducing exclusion (see below for the slides) project, which…
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Final Report: Prevention and Diversion Project – Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (February 2023)

Published: 06/02/2023

Summary Access to the final report published by the Youth Justice Board to understand the prevention and diversion landscape across youth justice in England and Wales to support the Probation Service to consider a review of its future youth justice service funding formula. Description The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales has published the…
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Resources to Support Youth Justice Practitioners to Engage Children in Prevention and Diversion Services – Youth Advisory Network and Youth Justice Board (January 2023)

Published: 30/01/2023

Summary Access to a leaflet and animation video created in collaboration between the youth advisory network and the Youth Justice Board to support professionals to engage with children in prevention and diversion services. Description The Youth Justice Board and the Youth Advisory Network, which is made up of children and young people with lived experience…
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Cwm Taf Youth Offending Prevention and Early Intervention Service – Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service (July 2022)

Published: 28/07/2022

Summary Cwm Taf Youth Offending Service have provided an overview of preventative support to children that are on the fringes of the youth justice system and aims to divert those that have committed an offence for the first time through its Youth Bureau process. Description Cwm Taf Youth Offending Prevention and Early Intervention Service have…
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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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Definitions for Prevention and Diversion – Youth Justice Board (2021)

Published: 24/11/2021

Summary Agreed definition of prevention and diversion.   Description Part of the Prevention and Diversion Project, funded by the National Probation Service (NPS) and jointly commissioned with YJB and Association of YOT Managers (AYM), was to develop a shared definition of prevention and diversion. Following consultation with various stakeholders, definitions for prevention and diversion have been…
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Youth justice service presentations from Developing Practice Prevention and Diversion Workshops 2021 – various youth justice services (spring-summer 2021)

Published: 07/09/2021

Summary: A variety of presentations concerning prevention and diversion practice in youth justice services around England.
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