Explaining Desistance: Looking Forward, not Backwards Paper – NAYJ (February 2021)

Summary: Link to a paper published by The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) looking at desistence and children in the youth justice.

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The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) have published Explaining desistance: looking forward, not backwards paper.

This paper seeks to address some of these issues, first providing an overview of the risk and desistance models, and the differences between them, before moving onto an examination of the relevance and application of desistance in a youth justice context.