Evaluation of the Youth Justice Board Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality – Youth Justice Board (2018)


Findings and lessons from an evaluation of the piloted Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit.




In 2014 and 2015, as part of its work to tackle ethnic disproportionality within the justice system, the Youth Justice Board (YJB) developed and piloted a Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit with 20 youth offending teams.  The toolkit allowed Youth Offending Teams to undertake a detailed level analysis of ethnic disproportionality in their local area.

In 2017, the Lammy Review, recommended that the YJB commission an evaluation of what had been learned from the trial of the Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit, and identify potential actions or interventions to be taken (Recommendation 33).  This evaluation was undertaken in response to that recommendation. The findings and lessons from it are informing the development and future rollout of a new revised Local Ethnicity Disproportionality tool.