This research explores how children and young people who have received diversionary interventions or out of court disposals, with a particular focus on how they perceived their ethnicity to have impacted the youth justice process and outcome.
This paper sets out a comprehensive, evidence-led framework for diversion for drugs possession offences across England and Wales.
This report presents an evaluation of the Westminster Specialist Domestic Abuse Court conducted by the Centre for Justice Innovation.
This briefing seeks to inform the development of the Specialist Sexual Violence Court (SSVC) pilots and other projects to address the response to sexual violence in the criminal justice system.
This toolkit is for practitioners who are involved in, or are considering creating, a pre-court diversion scheme for adults in contact with the criminal justice system, and offers evidence-led practical advice, based on lessons learnt from existing schemes.
Parallel Lives, delivered by Media Academy Cymru (MAC) and funded by the Violence Protection Unit, offers a 7-week intervention to families who have experienced Adolescent to Parent Violence/Abuse (APVA) in Swansea and Cardiff. It provides a therapeutic environment to parents/carers and the young person.
LEPH Link was first trialled by West Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Police in December 2020 and launched in June 2021. Devon and Cornwall Police subsequently recognised the potential benefits of LEPH Link to provide officers with a reliable source of real-time information about available services and to deploy best practice interventions at scale across the workforce. They are currently conducting a pilot Plymouth and aiming for a force-wide roll-out in 2023.
Pathfinder's enhanced service takes a person-centred, strength-based approach, which focusses on neurodiversity, mental health, substance misuse and relationships. The service makes use of innovative resources such as a neurodiversity profiling tool, an app to encourage positive engagement and personalised budgets.
We spoke with Reality Art, an art collective based in North London that specialise in capturing the voices of young people who have experienced the criminal justice system through art.
This report seeks to inform the development of appropriate advice and support services through qualitative research with people in low level contact with the justice system who have sought help for social welfare needs.