Beyond Youth Custody

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 filed of youth justice since Beyond Youth Custody’s last update in August 2014.

  • It updates on the latest from the government’s ‘Transforming Youth Custody’ agenda, around changes to the custodial estate including the decommissioning of custodial places and highlights possible implications these changes have for the resettlement of young people.
  • It outlines developments in resettlement practice and interventions from both a UK and international context including mental health support, sports interventions, mentoring and post-custody drug-related interventions.
  • It illuminates the findings of recent research into the experiences of bereavement among young men in custody exploring how the prison context impacts on young people who have experienced recent bereavement.

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Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes