Planned changes to youth justice system aimed at keeping more children out of jail – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2008 in criminal justice, news, young offenders, youth courts by sally

“A shakeup of the youth justice system is being planned by ministers that would see a failing punitive policy replaced by a more welfare-oriented, early-intervention approach to dealing with children in trouble. As part of a youth crime action plan to be published this summer, the Home Office has recommended that responsibility and funding for tackling youth crime – including local youth offending teams – should be moved to new, local authority-run ‘children’s trusts’.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2008