To breach or not to breach?

To breach or not to breach?

A young person isn’t doing what their court order requires. So do we breach them or not? Get the audio versions of my newer posts on ‘Jonny 24/7’ – here… This is a question I get asked quite a lot. It’s a really good one, because it...
The state of youth custody in 2017

The state of youth custody in 2017

On the 18th July 2017 the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke, published his annual report for the period 2016-17. Here’s what it said… Get the audio versions of my newer posts on ‘Jonny 24/7’ – here… This report makes grim...
It’s not about the offending!

It’s not about the offending!

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. But we still have a re-offending rate of 37.9% – pretty much the same as last year (and...
In prison a long way from home…

In prison a long way from home…

The HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published it’s report into the impact on children in custody who are imprisoned away from their home area. Click here to download the Thematic Report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons Link text’\’\’   What are the...