ENYAN Youth Justice Board to contribute to resettlement strategy for young offenders

The government quango, which in April was stripped of responsibility for youth custody, will work with Nacro’s Beyond Youth Custody programme, to develop plans to improve the way young offenders are supported on leaving custody.

The proportion of young people who go on to commit further offences within 12 months of being released from custody is currently at its highest level in four years.

Between July 2014 and June 2015 around 900 juvenile offenders were released from custody and around 600 of these (69.4 per cent) were proven to have committed another offence within a year.

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