The evidence review has been written by the team at the Centre for Justice Innovation. It evidences that point-of-arrest youth diversion is a better way of addressing low-level criminal behaviour. Moreover, in line with the Youth Justice Board’s ‘Child First’ strategy, point-of-arrest youth diversion is vital to the prioritisation of the child’s needs, enabling a fairer youth justice system.
Criminologist and social policy analyst Professor Neal Hazel, looks at the considerable body of evidence regarding effective resettlement support for children being released from custody. It shares policy and practice guidance as well as how to implement it effectively.
This evidence review by Dr Lucy Baldwin, Senior Lecturer and researcher at De Montford University, reviews the current evidence base of maternal imprisonment and the impact of this imprisonment on the children affected.