Beyond Youth Custody

Beyond Youth Custody Legacy Video

20 May 2018

The Beyond Youth Custody legacy video is a resource designed for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and service providers. The video outlines key learnings from the six years of the Beyond Youth Custody (BYC) programme, with a focus on our final publication ‘Now all I care about is my future: supporting the shift’.

During the video Neal Hazel, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Salford University discusses BYC’s framework for effective resettlement including: the importance of thinking about resettlement in terms of a shift in a young person’s identity,  the role of services supporting the shift through the provision of personal support and structural support and the five characteristics of support that BYCs research shows are crucial to effective resettlement.

The video also considers what BYC’s research means for practice from the perspective of Keith Cohen, Lewisham Youth Offending Service (YOS)  and South London Resettlement Consortium Strategic Manager and Andy Newsham, Operational Manager from Lewisham YOS, who have used BYC resources to inform training and practice. Please see below timings for key sections and downloadable links to supporting documents referred to throughout this video below:

  • BYC workstreams 1:33
  • What the research tells us 4:13
  • Role of services: supporting the shift 13:48
  • Personal support 14.02
  • Structural support 15:27
  • Five characteristics of support 17:11
  • What this means for practice 20:15

A downloadable version of the Supporting the shift report

A downloadable version of the Supporting the Shift diagram

A downloadable version of Professor Neal Hazel slides


Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes