The entrance of young people to the criminal justice system may be regarded as an outcome of vulnerability rather than an underlying risk factor. 3

In Hackney, 456 per 100,000 10-17 year olds received their first warning, caution or conviction in 2014. In 2013/14, 690 per 100,000 10-18 year olds in Hackney were under the supervision of a youth offending team. Comparable data are not published for the City of London as they may be identifiable due to the small numbers involved.

In 2014/15 there were 54 young reoffenders in Hackney. ‘Hackney’s Youth Justice Plan’ notes that these young people tend to have the most complex problems at home, at school and in the community. 4

References

  1. J. Walker and C. Donaldson, “Intervening to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people: a review of the evidence,” Department for Education, 2011
  2. “Hackney’s Youth Justice Plan,” London Borough of Hackney, 2015/16
  3. J. Walker and C. Donaldson, “Intervening to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people: a review of the evidence,” Department for Education, 2011
  4. “Hackney’s Youth Justice Plan,” London Borough of Hackney, 2015/16