State is failing young people leaving custody

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Youth resettlement – final report into work in the communitythe latest report from HM Inspectorate of Probation and HM Inspectorate of Prisons, has prompted calls for more support for young people released from custody. Our Director, Richard Garside is amongst those calling for the state to address it failures. 

The report found that children leaving custody are not being given adequate support as they re-integrate back into life in the community. Both ITV News and The Times have quoted Richard, who argued that any imprisonment of children and young people was a failure, adding: 

On just about every measure - housing, education and training, physical and mental health, drug and alcohol services, social services - the state is failing children and young people leaving prison. Unsurprisingly, many of them get into further trouble with the law and go back to prison. 

The centre is part of a campaign to end child imprisonment with Article 39. Find out more about the campaign here