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  • Young People

    Custody panels

    This report reviews the work of a pilot initiative in Wessex, a custody panel with representatives of the Youth Offending Team (YOT), Children’s Services and the voluntary sector set up to look at the cases of children under 18 sentenced to custody in North Hampshire.

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    Youth justice in Wales

    This report considers that in the event that powers over youth justice are devolved, the focus on the “secure estate” should not obscure the wider discussion that needs to be had about how Welsh children are treated in the youth justice system.

  • Young, Adult and No Support report cover Young People

    Young, Adult and No Support


    This publication is intended to be a guide for any practitioners who work with vulnerable young adults. We hope that this will be a useful guide for people to understand the rights and entitlements of young adults and assist in enabling practitioners to promote access to suitable support for young adults.

  • They couldn't do it to a grown up report cover Young People

    They couldn’t do it to a grown up

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has discovered that around 1000 children last year were given an additional punishment at the midpoint of their Detention and Training Orders (DTOs), when they could not be further detained without a court order

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    Parole 4 Kids


    The law requires more exacting standards of fairness on the part of authorities dealing with children. This report sets out the reasons why special mechanisms for a child going through the parole process should be introduced.

  • Violence against children report cover Young People

    Violence against children in conflict with the law

  • Justice for young people report cover Young People

    Justice for Young People

    Papers by the winners of the Research Medal 2013

  • Remembering the riots report cover Young People

    Remembering the riots

    An ethnographic exploration of the ways in which the 2011 London riots and the riot ‘clean-up’ are remembered and talked about.

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    Carlile Report


    An independent inquiry by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC into physical restraint, solitary confinement and forcible strip searching of children in prisons, secure training centres and local authority secure children's homes. Free pdf download or purchase hard copy.

  • You can't put a number on it report cover Young People

    You can’t put a number on it

    A report from young adults on why in criminal justice maturity is more important than age.

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