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Youth Justice: The Scaled Approach launched – Youth Justice Board

“The YJB today publishes Youth Justice: The Scaled Approach to support youth offending teams (YOTs) in their preparation for the biggest improvements to youth justice in almost a decade.”

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Youth Justice Board, 2nd September 2008

Source: www.yjb.gov.uk

Related link: Youth Justice: the Scaled Approach

Views sought on magistrates’ courts and youth court trial rules – Ministry of Justice

“The Criminal Procedure Rule Committee is seeking views on a proposal to consolidate and revise the rules about trials in magistrates’ courts.”

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Ministry of Justice, 1st July 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

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

“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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police staff to patrol youth courts in knife crime crackdown – The Guardian

“Dedicated police staff are to patrol London’s youth courts to encourage knife crime victims and witnesses to testify against their attackers.”

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The Guardian, 28th May 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Justice for children on trial – Daily Telegraph

“Children’s author Anthony Horowitz spends a day in a juvenile court looking for some good news behind the recent horror stories.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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