This briefing reflects on positive steps the youth justice system has taken since we published our briefing ‘Strengthening youth diversion’ in 2020.
We have produced a review and synthesis of the available research on the use of the conditional caution, in order to inform the implementation of the new diversionary caution by all police forces.
This guidance aims to support probation practitioners to improve their practice in working with individuals who speak English as a second or additional language.
The most recent Youth Justice Statistics (2020/21) highlight the continued ethnic inequalities in the youth justice system which negatively impact children and young people’s lives. In this blog we dig deeper behind these new statistics; considering some of the challenges of working with ethnicity data and how data can inform approaches to managing disparities.
We spoke to Cathy Ashley, Chief Executive of Family Rights Group, about the Lifelong Links approach to building positive and lasting connections for young people in care.
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This study explores the feasibility of developing problem-solving courts in the West Midlands, especially problem-solving courts for both court-involved children and young people and for young adults.
Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts
Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts (SDACs), originally referred to as specialist domestic violence courts, were first piloted in England and Wales in 1999, replicating a model of specialist courts already in existence in the USA, Canada and Australia. Generally operating out of existing courts, Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts cover a range of practice models that were developed to improve the processing of domestic abuse cases within the criminal justice system.
We spoke with Liam Cooper, Community Advice Manager and Jenny Da Silva, Community Advice Coordinator at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.