Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool Q&A Webinar

Published: 02/05/2024

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. In addition to the assessment tool, we’ve shared helpful resources to…
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Prevention and Diversion Assessment Tool

Published: 30/04/2024

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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Evaluation Report on the Community Resolution and Prevention Service (CRPS) (October 2023)

Published: 02/11/2023

Summary: The aim of the CRPS is to offer a programme of support for children following their first community resolution, or they have been identified as being at risk of offending. This is an independent evaluation of the service completed by Rocket Science.
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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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Key Messages From Research on Children and Young People Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse (February 2023)

Published: 02/04/2023

Summary Access to key messages from research concerned with children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviour aimed at practitioner who work with children. Description The Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse have published Key Messages From Research on Children and Young People Who Display Harmful Sexual Behaviour (February 2023). It aims to…
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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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Reparation Tintern Weed Project – Newport Youth Justice Service (August 2022)

Published: 04/11/2022

Summary: Newport Youth Justice Service have shared their Tintern Weed reparation project for children on statutory and non-statutory orders.   Aims: Supports both children on the periphery and those within the criminal justice system, to develop trusting adult relationships and build strengths and skills to support them to desist from offending and establish prosocial lives. Description:…
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Local Protocol Between the Metropolitan Police Service and London Borough of Hounslow Youth Offending Team in Respect of Knife Crime Prevention Orders – Hounslow Youth Offending Team (October 2021)

Published: 04/11/2022

Summary: Hounslow Youth Offending Team have shared their knife crime prevention order local protocol with the Metropolitan Police Service.  Description: Hounslow Youth Offending Team have shared the Local Knife Crime Prevention Orders Local Protocol between the Metropolitan Police Service and London Borough of Hounslow Youth Offending Team (2021). The protocol aims to ensure a constructive…
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