Author Archives: nayj2013

NAYJ members have FREE access to the Youth Justice Journal

The next issue of Youth Justice has just been published. NAYJ members may be interested to note that this comprises a special themed issue on the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility. Some details: The Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility: Clinical, … Continue reading

6th December 2012…Our letter to youth justice minister Jeremy Wright MP

Date 6th December 2012 Dear Minister There is a clear, and growing, consensus among the practitioner, academic and policy communities that the minimum age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales should be reviewed as a matter of urgency. Set … Continue reading

NAYJ’s Letter to Guardian published 10th August 2011

Dear Sir, At a time when there is concern that not enough suitable candidates are coming forward to stand as Police and Crime Commissioners, it is sad to see two candidates excluded because of childhood misbehaviour. (£5 fine in 1966 bars police … Continue reading

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Download the Spring 2012 Newsletter HERE

New Centre for Mental Health toolkit

The Centre for Mental Health has developed a ‘point of arrest’ health screening and support tool kit. It can be found on HERE

Winter 2011 Newsletter

Download the Winter 2011 Newsletter HERE

Letter to Independent on Sunday published 27.02.11

Letter to the editor – Independent on Sunday. 21.02.11. Dear Sir, The National Association for Youth Justice is delighted that the Lib Dems appear to be keeping at least one of their pre-election promises (Lib Dems clash with Tory right … Continue reading

Are we letting down 17 year olds under PACE?

Letting down 17 year olds under PACE? NAYJ comments on a new report on appropriate adults and offers a challenging perspective on 17 year olds in police detentionYouth justice appropriate adult services must provide for 17 year olds There has … Continue reading