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Over the last decade, the reformed youth justice system has seen increases in the numbers of children and young people in custody, a sharp rise in indeterminate sentences and the continuing deaths of young prisoners. The largest proportion of funding in youth justice at national level is spent on providing places for children and young people who have been remanded and sentenced to custody. The publication of the "Youth Crime Action Plan" during 2008 and the increasing emphasis on early intervention provides a framework to consider again the interaction between local services and secure residential placements. This report brings together contributions from leading experts on young people and criminal justice to critically examine current policy and practice.There are vital questions for both policy and practice on whether the configuration of the current secure estate reduces reoffending or whether other forms of residential placements are more effective. The report looks at current approaches to the sentencing and custody of children and young people, prevention of reoffending and a range of alternative regimes.
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