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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The importance of unlocking family support to help young people leaving custody

19 July 2016 | Tagged with the theme:

Beyond Youth Custody’s (BYC) new resources – ‘The role of family support in resettlement: a practitioner’s guide’ and ‘The role of family support in resettlement: a policy briefing’ – explore the important role that families can play in supporting young people who are released from custody

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


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

“The only thing that supported me through my whole experience is the support from the people around me”

Ex-resident at a secure unit

Simon talks about his experience of how family support, facilitated by the secure unit, helped him turn his life around


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Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes