‘Now all I care about is my future’ – supporting the shift : a summary

Hazel, N 2017, ‘Now all I care about is my future’ – supporting the shift : a summary , Other, Nacro, London.

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Abstract

This summary report proposes a theory of change for the effective resettlement of young people leaving custody. It recognises that effective and sustainable resettlement facilitates a shift in the way that a young person sees themselves, from an identity that promotes offending to one that promotes a positive contribution to society. The framework highlights how services should guide the young person with structural and personal support. This will assist in their development of a positive identity and become a new narrative for how they relate to others. Within the framework, young people are recognised as the central agent in their own rehabilitation.

Effectiveness of resettlement support is not just dependent on what steps providers take at different stages of the sentence, but how they take them. The report identifies five key characteristics of all resettlement support that research has consistently shown are crucial to effectiveness and sustainability:

  1. Constructive
  2. Co-created
  3. Customised
  4. Consistent
  5. Co-ordinated
The framework has been designed as a resource for policy makers, decision makers, academics studying youth justice and will be of interest to anyone working with young people.

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
Contributors: Goodfellow, Pippa (Associated name), Liddle, Mark (Associated name), Bateman, Tim (Associated name) and Pitts, John (Associated name)
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Publisher: Nacro
Series Name: Beyond Youth Custody
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Funders: Big Lottery Fund
Depositing User: Professor Neal Hazel
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 15:56
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44396

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