Tag: Sentencing

March 21 2018

Howard League Toolkit for sentencing children

Following workshops with 80 children who have been through the criminal courts, the Howard League for Penal Reform have published a toolkit for adults working with or supporting children through the sentencing process.

January 25 2018

Significantly lower rates of reoffending for children diverted at the police station

  Proven Reoffending Statistics Quarterly Bulletin, MoJ & National Statistics, January 2016 to March 2016   The latest proven reoffending statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show that reoffending rates for children who are dealt with by way of youth caution at the police station are substantially lower ncluding Triage and Community Resolution. Details Some […]

September 8 2017

Lammy Review 2017 published

The Lammy Review is an independent report into the treatment of and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) in the criminal justice system. The Lammy Review highlights the current failings of the youth justice system and makes a number of important recommendations on how best to redress the disproportionate representation of BAME young people in the criminal justice system.

January 23 2017

Court of Appeal quash sentence of detention and replace it with a YRO

R. v G (18/01/2017, unreported) The Court of Appeal considered the purpose of sentencing for children namely, to prevent reoffending and to promote the welfare of the child, when they quashed a sentence of 27 months’ detention following a conviction for wounding with intent and replaced it with a Youth Rehabilitation Order (YRO).

January 9 2017

What’s in a name? A High Court case on preserving the anonymity of child defendants

In 2009 parties A and B were convicted of offences which caused public outrage. The original case was known as the ‘Eddlington’ case. The case brought before Sir Geoffrey Vos in the High Court was an application for a permanent order restraining the press and all other persons from publishing A and Bs names or identities following their 18th birthdays. There are limited cases of this nature therefore the outcome and the clarification of points relating to human rights and public protection are important.