Beyond Youth Custody

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Lessons from Youth in Focus – research report

10 April 2017

This report highlights key lessons from the Youth in Focus (YIF) programme and is the full research report that accompanies the Lessons from Youth in Focus summary report

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Lessons from Youth in Focus

30 March 2017

This report highlights key lessons from the Youth in Focus (YIF) programme, using the characteristics identified from five years of BYC’s research as a framework for understanding and describing these lessons

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Trauma and young offenders: a review of the research and practice literature

28 November 2016

A review of the research and practice literature concerning trauma in the backgrounds of young people who offend

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Developing trauma-informed resettlement for young custody leavers: a practitioner’s guide

28 November 2016

This practitioner briefing outlines the key features of trauma-informed approaches to working with custody leavers.

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Young offenders and trauma: experience and impact: a practitioner’s guide

28 November 2016

This practitioner briefing aims to highlight what is currently known about the links between trauma and young people’s behaviour and development.

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Trauma and young offenders: a review of research and practice literature: a summary

24 November 2016

A summary of the full review of research and practice literature concerning trauma in the backgrounds of young people who offend

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Custody to community: supporting young people to cope with release: a practitioner’s guide

22 August 2016

This practitioner’s guide is about the way that young people experience the transition from custody back into the community

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The role of family support in resettlement: a policy briefing

19 July 2016

This policy briefing summarises discussions and recommendations from Beyond Youth Custody’s policy roundtable event on the role of family support in resettlement

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The role of family support in resettlement: a practitioner’s guide

19 July 2016

This practitioner’s briefing explores the family’s unique position to fulfil key characteristics that research has shown are associated with effective resettlement support

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Lessons from the literature: update March 2016

22 March 2016

This review is the most recent in a series of regular updates intended to outline the latest lessons from research, policy and practice in the resettlement of young people. It provides an overview of relevant publications and developments since Beyond Youth Custody’s last update in October 2015

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Resettlement work with young people: using individual case studies to assess costs and benefits

15 March 2016

This briefing focuses on how individual case studies can be used to help us understand and demonstrate the costs and benefits of resettlement work with young custody-leavers

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Proving ‘effectiveness’ in resettlement

15 March 2016

This briefing explores the different ways ‘effectiveness’ is measured among stakeholders involved in the resettlement of young people and how these ‘indicators’ or ‘outcomes’ shape the priorities for resettlement services

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Lessons from the literature: update October 2015

4 December 2015

This review is the most recent in a series of regular updates intended to outline the latest lessons from research, policy and practice in the resettlement of young people. It provides an overview of relevant publications and developments since Beyond Youth Custody’s last update in July 2015

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Ethnicity, faith and culture in resettlement: a practitioner’s guide

19 November 2015

This practitioner’s briefing examines how the development of more culturally-responsive resettlement practice can improve resettlement outcomes for young people leaving custody

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Recognising diversity in resettlement: a practitioner’s guide

19 November 2015

This practitioner briefing examines how responding to diversity can maximise effective practice

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Lessons from the literature: update July 2015

21 August 2015

This review is the most recent in a series of regular updates intended to outline the latest lessons from research, policy and practice in the resettlement of young people. It provides an overview of relevant publications and developments since Beyond Youth Custody’s last update in March 2015

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Effective resettlement of young people: lessons from Beyond Youth Custody

2 July 2015

This report brings together learning from BYC’s first three years of research into effective resettlement of young people leaving custody and sets out what effective resettlement should look like.

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Lessons from the literature: update March 2015

20 April 2015

This review is the most recent in a series of regular updates intended to outline the latest lessons from research, policy and practice in the resettlement of young people. It provides an overview of relevant publications and developments since Beyond Youth Custody’s last update in November 2014.

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Gang-involved young people: custody and beyond: practitioner’s guide

7 April 2015

This practitioner’s guide examines how knowledge about the specific needs of gang-involved young people and the factors relating to desistance from gang-related crime can inform effective practice with current and former gang-involved young people during their time in custody and beyond.

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Gang-involved young people: custody and beyond: research report

7 April 2015

This report draws inferences from both the literature and key ‘informants’ working in the field to explore desistance from gang crime, the rehabilitation of gang-involved young people and, in particular, how their period of incarceration and return from custody might best be managed

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Custody to community: how young people cope with release: research report

17 February 2015

This report identifies a gap in knowledge about the way young people experience the transition from custody back into the community.

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Developing a gender-sensitive approach to resettlement: policy briefing

9 February 2015

This policy briefing summarises discussions and recommendations from Beyond Youth Custody’s roundtable on the resettlement of girls and young women

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Youth justice timeline

5 December 2014

A timeline showing key events in the youth justice system

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Lessons from the literature: update November 2014

2 December 2014

This review outlines the latest lessons from research, policy and practice in the resettlement of young offenders. It provides an overview of relevant literature and developments in the field of youth justice since Beyond Youth Custody’s last update in August 2014.

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Lessons from the literature: update August 2014

29 August 2014

This paper is the latest in a series of regular updates intended to outline the latest available lessons from research about resettlement of young offenders.

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Resettlement of girls and young women: a practitioner’s guide

19 August 2014

This practitioner briefing examines how our knowledge about young women’s offending can begin to inform more effective, gender-sensitive resettlement practice with girls and young women leaving custody.

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Resettlement of girls and young women: research report

4 August 2014

This report addresses a worrying gap in the knowledge about the effective resettlement of girls and young women.

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Resettlement of girls and young women: research summary

4 August 2014

A summary of the full report that addresses a worrying gap in the knowledge about the effective resettlement of girls and young women.

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Participatory approaches for young people in resettlement: a practitioner’s guide

24 April 2014

This briefing reports on research undertaken by Beyond Youth Custody on developing participatory approaches in resettlement services and considers the implications for work with young people leaving custody.

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Lessons from the literature: update March 2014

14 April 2014

This paper is the third in a series of regular updates intended to outline the latest available lessons from research about resettlement of young offenders.

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Lessons from the literature: update October 2013

28 November 2013

This paper is the second in a series of quarterly updates intended to outline the latest available lessons from research about resettlement of young offenders.

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Engaging young people in resettlement: research summary

18 November 2013

Research summary of our briefing, which reports on research undertaken by Beyond Youth Custody that aims to contribute to an understanding of effective engagement in a resettlement context.

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Engaging young people in resettlement: research report

18 November 2013

A report on research undertaken by Beyond Youth Custody that aims to contribute to an understanding of effective engagement in a resettlement context.

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Lessons from the literature: update July 2013

23 August 2013

This paper is the first in a series of quarterly updates intended to outline the latest available lessons from research about resettlement of young offenders.

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Resettlement of young people leaving custody: lessons from the literature

15 April 2013

This literature review aims to set out the research and practice evidence about effective resettlement services for children and young adults and can be used to inform future policy and practice to ensure service delivery is evidence based.

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