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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Education, work and families essential to reduce reoffending – messages from the Conservative Party Conference

9 October 2015

Nacro and Beyond Youth Custody (BYC) held a round table event, ‘Throw away the key? Ending the cycle of reoffending’, at yesterday’s Conservative Party Conference. The event, held in the Youth Zone, was attended by a variety of leaders and […]

Effective approaches with young adults: practitioner’s event

2 October 2015

Wednesday 11 November 2015 | London (half day), free

Reducing reoffending on the menu at Labour’s Party Conference

30 September 2015

Politicians and key opinion formers came together yesterday to discuss the future of young people in the criminal justice system at yesterday’s Labour Party Conference in Brighton (29 September). The ‘Throw away the key?’ panel debate provoked discussion on ending […]


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