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 Journey of the Child – headlines from the Youth Justice Convention 2015

7 December 2015

Beyond Youth Custody’s write-up of this year’s annual Youth Justice Convention

Recognising and responding to diversity is key to effective resettlement

19 November 2015 | Tagged with the theme:

Understanding young people and responding to individual needs is essential to engaging effectively in resettlement after a period in custody, according to two new guides published today by Beyond Youth Custody

The costs of youth justice

20 October 2015

Last week saw the joint National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) and Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYM) conference on ‘The costs of youth justice’ in Liverpool.


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