young offenders

Towards a popular, preventative youth justice system

In 1998 Labour made significant reforms to the youth justice system. A decade later these have failed to reduce offending. This report proposes ways in which the youth justice system could reduce offending, as well as ways of creating public confidence in the system. Contents include: why we need a new approach to youth justice; a tale of two targets - why a new approach is needed; objectives, barriers to, and new principles of youth justice; can a new direction be preventative?; will the public support popular preventionism?

National Parenting Development Project : University of Stirling evaluation for Aberlour Child Care Trust : summary

Study assessing the progress and effectiveness of the National Parenting Development Project which was set up to develop the range and quality of parent support services in Scotland.

Suitable, sustainable, supported: a strategy to ensure provision of accommodation for children and young people who offend

Providing suitable and sustainable accommodation for children and young people who have offended or are at risk of offending is critical to both social inclusion and reducing re-offending. This strategy aims to develop work with national, regional and local partners to prevent homelessness among young people who have offended or who are at risk of offending, and to increase their access to suitable and sustainable accommodation.

Children's hearings : The second Kilbrandon child care lecture (1995)

The second in a series of lectures designed to honour the memory and achievement of Lord Kilbrandon who wrote one of the most influential policy statements on how a society should deal with 'children in trouble'. The lecture was delivered by Fred Stone - Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Glasgow - on 12 October 1995.

Children and young people in custody 2006-2008: an analysis of the experiences of 15-18-year-olds in prison

This report presents the findings of a survey of the views and perceptions of 2,500 young people held in prison. Information is included on young people’s perceptions of their conditions and treatment, from their transfer to the establishment to their preparation for release. The results for young women, young men, and those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds are discussed separately.

Young offender

In this short film an 18-year-old white inmate becomes increasingly disturbed in the oppressive atmosphere of a multi-racial young offenders institution.

Personalised support provides opportunities for young offenders

Case study from Wiltshire describing a programme designed to support young offenders about to be released and provide them with assistance to find either employment or educational opportunities. Also offered are implementation tips for others interested in starting similar programmes.

Crime & justice in Scotland 2006/07 : a third review of progress

Report providing an overview of crime and justice policies in Scotland and making comparisons with data from previous reviews to give an indication of how Scotland is performing.

Youth justice annual workload data 2007/08

Document reporting data from youth offending teams in England and Wales and the secure estate which is used to monitor the performance of the youth justice system and inform national, regional and local improvement initiatives.

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland : annual report 2008-2009

Report providing a review of the inspection activities of HMIP in Scotland as well as reporting on the issues of severe and enduring mental health problems in Scotland's prisons and young offenders in adult establishments.