Pathfinder - YJB (updated July 2020)

Summary: The Youth Justice Board pathfinder approach assists local authorities and partners to pilot, develop and disseminate whole system solutions.



The Youth Justice Board is working to support frontline service improvement through grants and activity which target system-wide challenges. This involves a ‘pathfinder’ approach whereby local authorities and partners can pilot, develop and disseminate whole system solutions.  Multiple partners have been given additional funding to become pathfinders which will run the below attached projects with the outcome of developing and disseminating solutions to some of the toughest issues the youth justice system is facing.

The projects announced so far focus on:

  • Constructive resettlement (Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, Kirklees, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield YOTs)
  • Tackling County Lines (Norfolk, Essex, Cambridge and Suffolk YOTs working together)
  • Tackling Serious Youth Violence (Brent, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Manchester, Nottingham City, Sandwell, Southampton YOTs, Newcastle YOT, 7 West Midland YOTs)