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To devolve or not to devolve?

The pros and cons of making local authorities financially responsible for children in penal custody

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  • ISBN: 978-1-905994-15-1

  • Pages: 21

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


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?

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