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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News from Beyond Youth Custody

11 April 2016

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

Latest lessons in the resettlement of young people

22 March 2016

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

New briefings explore measuring ‘effectiveness’ in resettlement of young people

15 March 2016

Two complementary briefings from Beyond Youth Custody focus on measuring effectiveness specifically for stakeholders involved in the resettlement of young people


A tailored model of rehabilitation for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, Muslim offenders

Dr Christine Hough
Lecturer and researcher, School of Social Work Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire

Dr Christine Hough, lecturer and researcher at the University of Central Lancashire shares initial findings from her evaluation of a model for the rehabilitation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Muslim offenders

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’


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Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes