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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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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Enhanced Case Management Evaluation (Phase two: analysis of reoffending rates) (January 2024)

Published: 03/04/2024

Summary: This research was commissioned by the YJB and carried out by Opinion Research Services The key aim of this study is to consider the following questions: 1. Are participants on the ECM project more or less likely to reoffend than those in the control group? 2. Is repeat reoffending lower or higher for those on the ECM project compared to the control group? 3. Is the severity of the offences committed by those who did reoffend from the ECM programme different to those in the control group?
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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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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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Statistics resources

Published: 25/01/2024

Summary: Access to yearly updated youth justice related statistical data published by the Youth Justice Board, Ministry of Justice and Home Office.
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Scoping exercise to gather examples of good practice in supporting girls in the community (October 2023)

Published: 07/11/2023

Summary: This submission is made up of two documents. The first document provides an overview of the scoping exercise and includes an evidence summary on supporting girls as well as the key trends and challenges identified through the exercise. The second document is a table which provides a summary of projects and programmes led by…
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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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