Beyond Youth Custody

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.

BYC research finds that effective resettlement is a process that supports a shift in a young person’s personal narrative, which starts with an acceptance of offending behaviour and moves towards an eventual point where offending has ceased and the young person has a more future-oriented and positive sense of self. Evidence has identified the key characteristics that enable this process – that it should have engagement and participation as a primary focus, and that it should be individually-tailored, continuous and coordinated.

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Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes