Applying the TRM to Youth Justice – Evaluation Published!

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Today the Welsh Government published the evaluation of the Enhanced Case Management approach.

This is the application of our Trauma Recovery Model to the complex Youth Justice cases.

To get the full details from the Welsh Government website click here.

Full report – here. Summary report – here.

Enjoy!

The Guardian writes about our YJ project…

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On Wednesday this week, Julie Rix published an article in The Guardian about the Enhanced Case Management approach to complex cases in Youth Justice.

The approach is underpinned by and applies our Trauma Recovery Model (TRM) to help young people engage with interventions and deal with their pasts.

Read the Guardian article here. Read the Trauma Recovery Model paper here.

Get training information on the TRM here.

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It’s not about the offending!

A new approach to youth justice...

This week the Youth Justice Board published it’s annual stats report.

There’s good news again – fewer kids in prison, and fewer in the system generally.

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But we still have a re-offending rate of 37.9% – pretty much the same as last year (and still a good bit higher than it was 10 years ago!)

Here’s how we might fix it…

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The State of Youth Custody…

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Image courtesy of ©NAYJ (adapted)

The National Association for Youth Justice have published this important briefing by Dr Tim Bateman.

It’s a great summary of the current state of affairs & suggests a radical solution…

Download it here or click the image above.  Enjoy!

Youth Justice Review – Interim Report published…

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Image courtesy of ©MoJ

The Ministry of Justice has published its interim report of the youth justice review.

Charlie Taylor’s full report is due in June.

Download the Interim Report – here

Youth Justice bulletin from the Standing Committee for Youth Justice…

SCYJHere’s the January 2016 bulletin from the SCYJ.

This month there’s stuff on:

  • Medway STC, G4S and the Panorama programme
  • Olivia Pinkney on police engagement with Children
  • Children joining gangs
  • Use of cells to keep children overnight, and
  • Nick Hardwick’s issues with the MoJ and inspections…

View the full bulletin – here.

Enjoy!  J.

Secure care

10 practice tips...

My few years working in secure residential child care was probably the steepest learning curve of my career to date.

It is a unique hot-house of challenge and delights.

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Image courtesy of ©123rf/Haessig Jérémy

So how can we do it better?

There are lessons here for everybody…

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Custody report 2014-15…

The prison inspectorate and the Youth Justice Board have published their joint report into children in custody during 2015-15.

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Image courtesy of ©HMIP & YJB

The report is, “An Analysis of 12-18 Years Olds’ Perceptions of Their Experience in Secure Training Centres and Young Offender Institutions.”

Download it here.