young offenders

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?

Presents a brief summary of research findings into the housing needs and experiences of young offenders. The research aimed to provide a picture of the housing issues that face young people who have offended, and the barriers to their accessing accommodation and provide an understanding of these issues from the perspective of the young people, youth justice practitioners and other organisations involved in assisting young people with their living arrangements.