January 2012

January 2012

The charity Inquest called for action following the recent deaths of two teenagers who were being held in Youth Offending Institutions (YOIs). Full details can be downloaded here: Inquest article

Minister of State Paul Burstow announced a further investment in the Health and Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Programme for 2012/13. Details can be downloaded here: Hansard Statement

The Howard League for Penal Reform has produced a report calling for a ban on holding children under the age of 14 in police custody overnight. The report also recommends raising the age of criminal responsibility to 14 in line with European standards. A summary of the report can be downloaded here: The overnight detention of children in police cells

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