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  • What is MAPPA? pamphlet cover Young People

    What is MAPPA?

    An introduction to the rules and processes of MAPPA. Part of a U R Boss series of leaflets for young people.

  • Future insecure report cover Young People

    Future Insecure

    This is one of a series of briefings on issues that young people themselves have realised and looks at why the remaining secure children’s homes should be protected from any further closures.

  • Once upon a time in the west report cover Young People

    Once upon a time in the west


    This report from the Howard League for Penal Reform examines the experiences of young people growing up in rural communities.

  • Children as victims report cover Young People

    Children as Victims

    Report documenting the findings of a survey of over 3,000 children aged 10-15 about their experience of crime, crime prevention and what they would like adults to do to support them.

  • To devolve or not to devolve report cover Young People

    To devolve or not to devolve?

    This briefing paper considers the pros and cons of devolving youth custody budgets and asks a fundamental question: to what extent can altering the financial arrangements effect real change for the better or is this in reality a problem of law, policy and attitudes?

  • Life inside 2010 report cover Young People

    Life inside 2010

    Life Inside 2010 provides a unique insight into the day to day experiences of 15-17 year old males in prison. It is the first policy report produced as part of the Howard League’s exciting U R Boss project.

  • Life outside report cover Young People

    Life Outside

    Life Outside is the second substantive policy report to be produced from participation with children and young people in the criminal justice system as part of U R Boss

  • Embedding participation report cover Young People

    Embedding Participation

    The second U R Boss interim evaluation report plots the early experience of the Howard League for Penal Reform’s efforts to build the concept and practices of participation across the entire organisation.

  • UR Boss campaigning for change report cover Young People

    U R Boss: Campaigning for change

    This is the third U R Boss interim evaluation report. It focuses on a U R Boss campaign to promote young people’s interests in the criminal justice system which was designed to coincide with the establishment of the role of Police and Crime Commissioners and the first PCC elections in November 2012.

  • 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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