From the Mouths of Dragons: How Does the Resettlement of Young People from North Wales Measure Up … In Their Own Words?

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Abstract

Young people in custody are likely to reoffend, questioning current resettlement practice. In Wales, the Resettlement Broker Project was established to address this, beginning by assessing current practice. The ensuing data set of interviews with young people from North Wales serving sentence in England was analysed regarding custody and resettlement experiences. Resettlement and desistance literature provided a strong basis for effective working; the slowness of the English and Welsh youth justice system to truly incorporate desistance thinking means that these young people missed a potentially beneficial working ethos, centred on personal goals and individual strengths, indicating the need for radical change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-262
Number of pages16
JournalYouth Justice
Volume16
Issue number3
Early online date29 Jan 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • custody
  • desistance
  • resettlement
  • Wales
  • youth offending

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