Beyond Youth Custody

A national programme which examines and promotes best practice in the resettlement of young people and young adults leaving custody.

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Latest lessons in the resettlement of young people

21 August 2015

Beyond Youth Custody has today published the most recent in a series of regular updates intended to outline the latest lessons from research, policy and practice in the resettlement of young people.

Beyond Youth Custody’s latest resettlement report draws the parliamentary crowds

14 July 2015

Highlights from our parliamentary launch of new report ‘Effective resettlement of young people: lessons from Beyond Youth Custody’

A new way of working is needed to help young people leaving custody – warns new report

2 July 2015

A new report published today from the Beyond Youth Custody programme reveals how the system of helping young people leaving custody is failing hundreds of young people every year. It highlights how reoffending rates remain stubbornly high and is warning […]


Rehabilitation or ‘abilitation’?

Ian Thomas
Project Development Officer, Independent Fostering Agency

Ian uses his experience to ask questions about how young people – many who have never been in a position to sustain an independent and productive place in society – can resettle or rehabilitate back into the community. He suggests a way forward where agencies work alongside those in conflict with the law and help them engage with things that make them feel a part of society

How to tailor the resettlement process to meet the needs of gang-involved young people

Joel Dawes
Community Support Worker - Nacro

Joel Dawes talks about some of the complexities involved in the resettlement of gang-involved young people and the rewards of seeing an entrenched gang member decide to ‘go straight’

Excited and scared at the same time

Young Advisor
U R Boss project

As part of our research into how young people cope with the transition from being released from custody to community, we heard from Young Advisors from the U R Boss Project.



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Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes