Beyond Youth Custody

Theme: Diversity

A tailored model of rehabilitation for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, Muslim offenders

19 November 2015 | Blog

Dr Christine Hough, lecturer and researcher at the University of Central Lancashire shares initial findings from her evaluation of a model for the rehabilitation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Muslim offenders


19 November 2015 | Case studies

Andrew has benefited from culturally appropriate counselling, advocacy and support and a multi-agency approach to his resettlement needs


19 November 2015 | Case studies

Jason, from the Travellers’ community, arrived at HMP Ford unable to read and write. A culturally competent intervention helped him to keep in touch with his family


19 November 2015 | Case studies

In prison, Faarooq met Muslims who, like him, had “trouble with the idea of citizenship”. Support in the community has shown Faarooq that he can “be a Muslim and a British Citizen and be proud of both”


19 November 2015 | Case studies

Kwame, a Muslim of West Indian heritage, was offered a choice of resettlement projects; one reflected his interest in sport and fitness. When out jogging in the park with his case worker, Kwame opened up about his life, experiences, and hopes for the future


19 November 2015 | Case studies

Peter is Black British, but never felt that he ‘fitted in’ or belonged. By the time he was 23, he had spent seven years of his life in custody. Peter has not been reconvicted in almost two years, and attributes much of his progress to his mentor

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

19 November 2015 | Publications

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

Recognising diversity in resettlement: a practitioner’s guide

19 November 2015 | Publications

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

Recognising and responding to diversity is key to effective resettlement

19 November 2015 | Posts

Understanding young people and responding to individual needs is essential to engaging effectively in resettlement after a period in custody, according to two new guides published today by Beyond Youth Custody


Resettlement of young offenders: informing practice, improving outcomes