Children and young people in custody: Managing the Risk by Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, Robert Newman

By Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, Robert Newman

During the last decade, the reformed adolescence justice method has noticeable raises within the numbers of kids and youngsters in custody, a pointy upward push in indeterminate sentences and the ongoing deaths of younger prisoners. the most important share of investment in adolescence justice at nationwide point is spent on delivering locations for kids and teens who've been remanded and sentenced to custody. The e-book of the "Youth Crime motion Plan" in the course of 2008 and the expanding emphasis on early intervention presents a framework to think about back the interplay among neighborhood companies and safe residential placements. This document brings jointly contributions from best specialists on youth and felony justice to severely research present coverage and practice.There are very important questions for either coverage and perform on no matter if the configuration of the present safe property reduces reoffending or no matter if other kinds of residential placements are greater. The record appears at present ways to the sentencing and custody of kids and teenagers, prevention of reoffending and a variety of replacement regimes.

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These include: strong external and internal management arrangements that are able to provide essential containment and are supportive of the work of staff; properly recruited and well trained core staff teams, equipped with a working knowledge of the key ideas about the developmental needs of the adolescent group for whom they are caring and committed to positive, relational-based approaches in their day-to-day work with young people; properly coordinated use of staff from a range of professional disciplines who are integrated into the work of the establishment, supporting the core residential staff and offering targeted services to young people; well designed programmes that address the individual and assessed needs of each young person; effective casework systems that provide continuity between a young person’s experience in custody and ongoing work in the community; and locally based provision that values and maintains family links for young people in custody.

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