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2010 Youth Justice Review

Produced by the Probation and After-care (Non-executives and legal departments)
Authored by Jonathan Evans, Brian Heath, Eddie Isles, Peter Raynor and published on 31 Dec 2010
Prepared internally, no external cost


This report was commissioned by the Children’s Policy Group (CPG); the Ministers for Health and Social Services (Chair), Education Sport and Culture, and Home Affairs. The drivers for the report include:
  • the intention of the States of Jersey to become party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • the adoption of a statement by the CPG recognising that the best interests of the child shall be their paramount consideration
  • the production of a Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) for Jersey and the decision to incorporate children’s offending within this.
  • concerns expressed by the Courts that they were powerless to deal with some of the children who appeared before them
The report was commissioned by CPG in May 2010 and, in order for the findings to be incorporated into the CYPP, needed to be drafted by the end of August 2010. This has inevitably placed constraints on the depth and the extent of the research, but nonetheless the authors are confident that the findings are sufficiently robust and evidence based for conclusions to be drawn and recommendations made to the CPG. The Council of Europe Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT), visited Jersey in March 2010. Although we had no contact with the CPT and were not aware of their conclusions and recommendations, our report both provides some of the further information requested by the CPT and addresses some of their findings.

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