Enhancing problem-solving practice in the Youth Court


In partnership with the Centre for Justice Innovation, ICPR is undertaking research on problem-solving practice in the Youth Court of England and Wales. Based in three specific localities, the aims of the project are to identify what kinds of problem-solving practice can best meet the changing needs of court-involved children and young people; to identify how this enhanced practice can be implemented; and to determine how the impact of this enhanced practice could be tested. The research entails interviews of court users and youth justice practitioners , observations of court hearings, and analysis of courts and YOT data, in order to gain an understanding of current practice, opportunities for innovation, and barriers to and facilitators of reform.


Project team

Dr Jessica JacobsonGillian Hunter, Centre for Justice Innovation

Nuffield Foundation

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