Trial and Error: Children and young people in trouble with the law, a guide for charities and funders

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Matthew van Poortvliet, Iona Joy and Camilla Nevill London: New Philanthropy Capital, February 2010. 88pp. Free to download

This report, aimed at charities and funders, explores the issue of youth offending and highlights some of the innovative and promising ways that charities are helping young people to stay out of trouble. The report examines strengths and weaknesses within the youth justice sector, outlines the role government plays and highlights areas where philanthropic investment could create the greatest impact. One of the research analysts responsible for the report says, “We came across a number of charities running innovative schemes, such as dance, boxing and vehicle maintenance, that are effective at engaging young people and diverting them from crime.”