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News from Beyond Youth Custody – December 2016

16 December 2016

Read BYC’s December newsletter that updates on recent work, publications and events and highlights opportunities to get involved in the future

From now to the future: Youth Justice Convention

6 December 2016

Key highlights from last week’s Annual Youth Justice Convention 2016

Is the justice system retraumatising vulnerable young people?

28 November 2016 | Tagged with the theme:

A new report from BYC states that young people in the criminal justice system have a disproportionate amount of childhood and adolescent trauma, and draws out implications for practice


A trauma-informed approach to working with young people

Fran Hughes
Specialist Service Manager, Future 4 Me

Future 4 Me offers specialist support to young people leaving custody and leaving care, many of who have experienced trauma. Fran highlights the importance of staff training, multi-agency working and adopting a flexible approach in order to build positive relationships and engage with young people

Working together to tackle reoffending

Pippa Goodfellow
Programme Manager, Beyond Youth Custody

Pippa talks about how cross boundary and departmental working, effective co-ordination of services and involvement of the family can facilitate the personalised care that is needed to reverse the current debilitating trends of high reoffending rates of young people leaving custody

“Families provide hope… that thread of continuity that everything’s going to be OK, that they’ll get through it”

Joanne Mulcahy
Cymru and South West Manager, Pact

Pact is a national charity which provides practical and emotional support to prisoners, their children and their families. Jo Mulcahy spoke to us about the importance of family ties and the benefits of the resettlement conferencing that Pact introduced for young people in custody in 2012. This is an edited version of that interview


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Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes