Beyond Youth Custody

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Beyond Youth Custody

Beyond Youth Custody (BYC) is one of three England-wide learning and awareness projects funded under the Big Lottery Fund’s Youth in Focus (YIF) programme, which aims to support vulnerable young people through changes in their lives.

BYC has been designed to challenge, advance and promote better thinking in policy and practice for the effective resettlement of young people.

It brings together Nacro, the crime reduction charity, with three research and evaluation partners: ARCS (UK), and Salford and Bedfordshire universities. Read more

Youth in Focus projects

The Big Lottery Fund’s Youth in Focus programme has also funded 15 service delivery projects across the country to work with young people leaving custody. The Beyond Youth Custody programme works alongside these projects and supports them to evaluate and monitor their own service, compare and contrast different models of resettlement and by provides ongoing feedback about effective practice and lessons learnt through the research. Read more

Youth justice policy

A timeline of relevant youth justice policy. Read more


Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes