Features, PublicNet: 1 March, 2013

Phil Neal explains why better information sharing in the youth justice process is essential to ensuring youth offending rates continue to fall.

A number of initiatives have been introduced in recent years to cut youth crime. Early intervention schemes are targeting children sooner to steer them away from criminality, there has been a push for community-based rehabilitation to improve outcomes for under-18s entering the youth justice system and custodial sentences are reserved for those who have committed the most serious offences.

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