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The Swansea Bureau: A model of diversion from the Youth Justice System

Kevin Haines, Stephen Case, Katie Davies, Anthony Charles Orcid Logo

International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Volume: 41, Issue: 2, Pages: 167 - 187

Swansea University Authors: Kevin Haines, Stephen Case, Anthony Charles Orcid Logo

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The Swansea Bureau is an innovative initiative designed to divert young people out of the formalprocesses of the Youth Justice System. The Swansea Bureau extends beyond simple diversion grounded inminimal or non-intervention and into tackling the underlying causes of youth crime through mechanismsth...

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Published in: International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice
ISSN: 1756-0616
Published: 2013
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title The Swansea Bureau: A model of diversion from the Youth Justice System
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description The Swansea Bureau is an innovative initiative designed to divert young people out of the formalprocesses of the Youth Justice System. The Swansea Bureau extends beyond simple diversion grounded inminimal or non-intervention and into tackling the underlying causes of youth crime through mechanismsthat normalise youth offending and promote prosocial behaviour, children’s rights, youth participation andthe engagement of both parents/carers and the local community. Inter-agency working is pursued in apolitical, strategic and operational context of viewing young people as ‘children first, offenders second’.This article discusses the development of the Bureau and explores how this child-orientated model isbeginning to yield positive results in terms of decreases in first time entrants into the Youth Justice Systemand reductions in reconviction. The Bureau process has also elicited widespread positive qualitativefeedback from key stakeholders regarding its engagement with Welsh national policy, parents/carers andthe children’s rights agenda.
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