Justice Committee - Seventh Report
Youth Justice

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 26 February 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Our inquiry

The youth justice system

2 Prevention

Reducing the number of first-time entrants


Successful diversionary approaches to minor offending

Looked after children

Intervening with children and young people at risk of offending

Impact of spending cuts on YOT prevention services

The role of Police and Crime Commissioners

The role of agencies outside the criminal justice system

Early intervention with younger children

The Troubled Families agenda

3 Responses to proven offending

Available disposals for proven offending

Out-of-court disposals

Young people on trial

Taking account of maturity in court

Taking account of welfare needs

Reducing the use of custody


Youth Justice Reinvestment Pathfinders


Custody thresholds

Alternatives to custody

Confidence in community sentences

Intensive alternatives to custody

Restorative justice

4 The secure estate

The composition of the estate

Deaths in custody

Use of force

Looked after children and care leavers

5 Reducing re-offending

Re-offending rates and factors affecting likelihood of re-offending

Evidence base

Factors influencing successful interventions


Family involvement


Assessing young offenders for impairments and vulnerability

Speech, language and communication needs

Education and training


Spent convictions

Transition to adult provision

6 Conclusions

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

21 June 2012

10 July 2012

16 October 2012

6 November 2012

4 December 2012

11 December 2012

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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