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Criminal Justice

Lessons from Youth in Focus – supporting young people leaving custody

Beyond Youth Custody (BYC) has released a report that highlights key lessons from the Youth in Focus (YIF) programme, a Big Lottery Fund initiative which supported BYC and 15 voluntary sector projects across the country supporting young people leaving custody. The report uses the characteristics identified from five years of BYC’s research as a framework for understanding and describing these lessons – that support for young people should have engagement and participation as a primary focus, and that it should be individually-tailored, continuous and coordinated. Download Lessons from Youth in Focus