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The future of youth justice
journal contributionposted on 2018-06-14, 13:34 authored by Stephen CaseStephen Case, Kevin Haines
What is the future for youth justice in England and Wales? In a current climate of divergence, normlessness and local variations, we explore reform recommendations and the impact of economic austerity on local Youth Offending Teams: a retraction of support/services, yet increasing oversight by non-specialist managers. Four emerging youth justice delivery structures are identified, followed by an assessment of what does not work in practice – punishment, system contact, treatment and offender-focused interventions. We conclude that ‘what might work’ to progress youth justice is expert analysis, specialist youth workers and Children First principles in a coherent, flexible national policy context.
- Social Sciences
- Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies
Published inYouth Justice
CitationCASE, S. and HAINES, K., 2018. The future of youth justice. Youth Justice, 18(2), pp. 131-148.
Publisher© The Authors. Published by SAGE Publications
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NotesThis paper was accepted for publication in the journal Youth Justice and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1177/1473225418791416