Get involved – Youth Justice Application Framework (YJAF) Research

Published: 02/05/2024

We are working with researchers from a company called NEC Digital to better understand the different needs and challenges experienced by users of the Youth Justice Application Framework (YJAF). This research aims to help us make future improvements to the YJAF system. To get a wider understanding of YJAF users’ needs and challenges they would like to talk to YJS Practitioners (10 in total) and YJS Managers (5 in total).
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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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Enhanced Case Management Evaluation (Phase one) (April 2023)

Published: 05/04/2024

Summary: This research was commissioned by the YJB and carried out by Opinion Research Services. The Enhanced Case Management (ECM) approach is a trauma-informed, psychology-led approach to working with children in youth justice services.
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Child First Framework In Practice Podcast With Neal Hazel And Michael O’Connor

Published: 03/04/2024

Child First Framework in Practice Professor Neal Hazel, YJB Board member and criminology professor at the University of Salford has a ‘fireside’ chat with Michael O’Connor, Director of Child First Consultancy and Swindon Council Youth and Community Transformation Lead as part of a developing practice podcast. Here they discuss the application of the Child First…
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An evaluation of the Brent and Newham COVID-19 Over-Represented Children Pathfinder (December 2023)

Published: 07/12/2023

Summary: An evaluation of the Brent and Newham COVID-19 Over-Represented Children Pathfinder. The Brent and Newham Pathfinder was funded by the Youth Justice Board and aimed to mitigate the increase in Adverse Childhood Experiences as a result of experiencing grief, bereavement, discrimination, victimisation and separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
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Quality Assurance Process – Tower Hamlets and City of London Youth Justice Service (July 2023)

Published: 28/11/2023

Summary Description  Tower Hamlets & City of London have shared their quality assurance framework and Operational Guide to Audit Programme, alongside their case audit template and out of court audit template, which was developed and enhanced throughout 2022/2023. Tower Hamlets & City of London youth justice service run a monthly quality and performance board, which…
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Good Practice Guidance on Certificates for Assigned Advocates in the Youth Court – Youth Justice: Quality of Advocacy Working Group (November 2023)

Published: 23/11/2023

Summary Youth Justice: Quality of Advocacy Working Group have published a short guidance for magistrates or District Judges on how to determine applications for certificate for assigned advocate in youth court. Description Youth Justice: Quality of Advocacy Working Group have published good practice guidance on Certificates for Assigned Advocates in the youth court, supported and…
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Maintaining Children- family and community links whilst in custody (October 2023)

Published: 02/11/2023

Summary To provide a clear framework for the process for checking family contacts for children whilst they are in a secure establishment. Description The secure estate will ask the home Youth Justice Service to undertake checks on the child- visitor and contact list. The aim of these checks is to ensure that the child does…
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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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Practice and safeguarding standards – Communications Toolkit For Partners (August 2023)

Published: 04/09/2023

Summary Practice and safeguarding standards – communications toolkit for partners Description: As the Professional Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) for youth work in England the NYA sets the occupational standards for youth work, as well as supporting the sector to build its skills and capacity to enable more young people to access the personal, social, and…
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