The evidence review has been written by the team at the Centre for Justice Innovation. It evidences that point-of-arrest youth diversion is a better way of addressing low-level criminal behaviour. Moreover, in line with the Youth Justice Board’s ‘Child First’ strategy, point-of-arrest youth diversion is vital to the prioritisation of the child’s needs, enabling a fairer youth justice system.
Criminologist and social policy analyst Professor Neal Hazel, looks at the considerable body of evidence regarding effective resettlement support for children being released from custody. It shares policy and practice guidance as well as how to implement it effectively.
This evidence review by Dr Lucy Baldwin, Senior Lecturer and researcher at De Montford University, reviews the current evidence base of maternal imprisonment and the impact of this imprisonment on the children affected.
Understanding the needs and experiences of pregnant women and new mothers in contact with the criminal justice system in the community in England
Clinks facilitated an event on behalf of the Ministry of Justice to update the voluntary sector working in criminal justice about the plans for the Residential Women’s Centre (RWC) pilots announced in the Female Offender Strategy.
This is a joint response by Clinks, EQUAL and Barrow Cadbury Trust. Our response specifically focuses on the experience and outcomes of BAME children in the youth justice system.