Beyond Youth Custody

Beyond Youth Custody publishes a practitioner’s guide on how to engage young people in resettlement

9 April 2014 | Tagged with the theme:

The Beyond Youth Custody Programme launches its latest piece of work today on engaging young people in resettlement. One of the prerequisites of effective resettlement intervention with young people leaving custody is that they are fully engaged with the services provided to them. This practitioner’s guide reports on research undertaken by Beyond Youth Custody on the issue of engaging young people in resettlement services and considers the implications for work with young people leaving custody. Beyond Youth Custody also introduces a three-step model to guide practitioners through the phases of engagement in a young person’s resettlement journey.

Beyond Youth Custody Programme Manager Pippa Goodfellow said:

“This is the first in a series of publications that we will produce, taking the lessons from our research and applying this to practical guidance for professionals working with young people through their journey from custody to community. We hope that you will find the tips and considerations for practice useful for any work with young people in a resettlement context. The next practitioner’s guides will focus on trauma and young people’s participation, which will be published shortly.

“The next piece of work that the programme will be looking into is the resettlement of young women and girls. We are looking for projects and practitioners to help with this piece of important research. Please contact me if you have an interest in this topic area and would like to find out more about how you can get involved.”

Download the report here.

To contact Pippa Goodfellow and to request hard copies, please email


Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes