Tracing the Review: Developments in Youth Justice in Northern Ireland 2011-2021

Nicola Carr, Siobhan McAlister

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This report traces the development of youth justice policy in Northern Ireland since the publication of the Youth Justice Review (YJR) (2011), with a specific focus from 2015 onwards, which was when the last analysis on the progress of the implementation of the Review recommendations was published by the Criminal Justice Inspectorate (CJINI, 2015). The report is based on analysis of key documents and interviews with a broad range of stakeholders. Key areas are identified that fall short of compliance with children’s rights standards, and evidence of policy drift in youth justice was found. The research reports gaps in the implementation of the recommendations of the Youth Justice Review and a concern regarding the basis of significant policy developments in the absence of sufficient data and public
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBelfast
PublisherInclude Youth
Commissioning bodyChildren's Law Centre; Include Youth; NIACRO; VOYPIC
Number of pages91
ISBN (Print)9780853583455
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


  • Youth justice


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