Time for a new hearing

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Time for a new hearing

Time for a new hearing

Published in 2010, this report presents a comparative examination of alternative youth justice hearings and systems in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.

It concludes that the mainstream use of restorative justice in England and Wales, based on the youth conferencing system in Northern Ireland, would be likely to reduce reoffending, improve victims confidence and result in considerable savings in court time and the costs of custody.

The research, by Sally Ireland, Simon Hickson and Kathy Evans was commissioned as a contribution to the work of the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Antisocial Behaviour. It was conducted as a joint project between the Police Foundation and JUSTICE, the legal and human rights charity.

Annexes to the report are below:

Authors: Sally Ireland, Simon Hickson and Kathy Evans

ISBN:0 947692 59 2