The State of Youth Custody 2016

The State of Youth Custody report by Dr. Tim Bateman analyses the current youth custody context and makes the case for changes to our approach to imprisonment for children.

Feature on our State of Youth Custody report that appeared in Children and Young People Now (11 October 2016).


Read the NAYJ response to the interim report from the Taylor review of Youth Justice

The State of Youth Justice 2015

This annual NAYJ paper authored by Dr Tim Bateman (University of Bedfordshire) is now available. This is a comprehensive guide to and analysis of the data, policy and other developments in youth justice in England and Wales over the last year. To download a copy please click here.

NAYJ membership benefits

  • Links with the Standing Committee for Youth Justice, keeping you up to date with policy, practice and legislation news and information
  • Access to Youth Justice; an international journal
  • Discounted places at NAYJ seminars and events
  • Advance copies of NAYJ briefing and campaign papers

For further information and a downloadable application form please go to the membership page.

Click here to read the NAYJ submission to the Taylor Review on Youth Justice, and here for the submission to the Narey Review of Residential Child Care

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