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NCJ Number: 212528 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
Corporate Author: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
United Kingdom
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
London SW1H 9AJ,
Sale Source: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents the 2002-03 business plan for the Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales.
Abstract: In 1998, Parliament established the YJB to prevent offending by children and young people. Since its inception, the YJB has helped establish young offender teams (YOTs) and has funded over 500 delinquency prevention programs. Over the next 3 years, the YJB will strive to identify and promote the use of effective and systematic practice among the YOTs and secure juvenile facilities. The YJB’s business plan for preventing offending by children and young people includes the goals of monitoring the percentage of young people who self-report offending behavior compared with the previous year; developing effective practice guidelines on preventing youth crime for YOTs and other relevant agencies; introducing effective practice within mainstream social inclusion programs; and funding programs to bring 10,000 volunteers into the youth justice system by March 2003. The YJB also sets forth a business plan for managing youth justice in 2002-03, which includes the goals of reducing the average time from arrest to sentence for all youth court cases and funding and supporting intensive supervision and surveillance programs for 2,500 persistent young offenders. The YJB’s business plan for reducing reoffending includes the goals of publishing 10 effective practice guideline notes on reducing reoffending by children and young people; producing updated guidance for local services overseeing the work of YOTs; and monitoring the performance of YOTs and secure juvenile facilities. Finally, goals are presented for communications, research, and management which include the organization of conferences on London street crime and the impact of reform efforts. Figure, tables, annex
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Plans
Index Term(s): England; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning; Wales
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