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Youth justice in Wales

Thinking beyond the prison bars

  • ISBN: 978-1-905994-20-5

  • Published: 2009

  • Pages: 24

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


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.

There is an opportunity to say clearly that “Welsh children deserve better” and that this pertains to all aspects of how Welsh children in trouble with the law are treated, not simply in the secure estate but also in the community.

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