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. It provides an overview of the relevant literature published in the period since Beyond Youth Custody’s last update that was published in March 2013.
- It highlights that the number of children and young adults in custody has continued to fall. Such falls are welcome but also have implications for resettlement services since the residual incarcerated population is likely to have more entrenched offending behaviour and higher concentration of problems.
- It outlines developments of the proposed changes to the custodial estate.
- It considers published reports from the Ministry of Justice’s Data Lab and their analysis of individual organisations’ impact on reoffending.
- From an international perspective it considers the evaluation of different programmes of community-based re-entry programmes for prisoners leaving custody.