28 Sep ‘Just Children’ Project Begins
The starting point for Just Children was that the youth justice system in England and Wales fails the most disadvantaged children in the country; with a nearly 70% re-offending rate and at a cost of £4 billion a year (a revolving door and a lack of effective support). The aim of the project was:
- To provide a multi-dimensional approach to transforming the youth justice system in England and Wales and
- To support change in the youth justice system from adversarial and punitive to child rights-centred and welfare oriented.
- Provide a six month exploratory project to consult with service users and the sector, identifying gaps and avoiding duplication.