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NCJ Number: 229324 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Crime Action Plan: Equality Impact Assessment
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office, Dept for Children, Schools and Families
United Kingdom
Date Published: July 2008
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office, Dept for Children, Schools and Families
Cheshire , WA7 2GJ
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office, Dept for Children, Schools and Families
Castle View House
East Lane
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents the methodology and findings of the "equality impact assessment" (EIA) of the British Government’s Youth Crime Action Plan (YCAP), which aims to reduce youth offending and reoffending.
Abstract: The EIA assessed the content of the YCAP as published on July 15, 2008, in order to ensure that it complies with current British equality legislative requirements regarding race, gender, gender identity, disability, faith or religion, sexual orientation, and age. Results of the EIA are presented under the YCAP's dominant domains of "enforcement," "prevention," "victims," and "justice." The EIA concludes that the YCAP was developed with consideration of its impact on gender identity, religious belief or nonbelief, and sexual orientation. The EIA concludes that any disproportionate impact of the YCAP on such groups is minimal. Given its focus on youth, however, there is clearly a significant consideration of and impact on certain age groups. It also addresses some issues of socioeconomic background/social class. Further, given that there are higher offending rates among boys and particular ethnic groups, these youth are likely to be disproportionately affected by the proposals of the YCAP. Families from these groups are more likely to be targeted for early intervention. In implementing the YCAP, it is expected that local authorities and other delivery partners will consider equality issues in their delivery plans. Key equality issues in the areas of age, ethnicity, and gender should be the focus of ongoing monitoring. A delivery board with official status will be established to provide oversight of equality and diversity issues. This EIA is based on a review of official documents of government agencies and discussions with key policy leaders in the main government departments involved in the production of the YCAP.
Main Term(s): Foreign juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Discrimination; Discrimination against homosexuals; Gender issues; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Juvenile justice policies; Minority overrepresentation; Minors with Disabilities; Racial discrimination; Religion; Sex discrimination
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