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The national evaluation of the Youth Justice Board's Education, Training and Employment Projects

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Great Britain. Youth Justice Board
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  • Economics
  • Education

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Microsoft Word - ETEfull.doc 1 THE NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE YOUTH JUSTICE BOARD’S EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROJECTS Jane Hurry and Viv Moriarty Institute of Education, University of London © Youth Justice Board 2004 EEEDDDUUUCCCAAATTTIIIOOONNN,,, TTTRRRAAAIIINNNIIINNNGGG AAANNNDDD EEEMMMPPPLLLOOOYYYMMMEEENNNTTT PPPRRROOOJJJEEECCCTTTSSS 2 CONTENTS Summary 4 1 Introduction 7 1.1 The context of the Board Intervention Programme 7 1.2 Risk factors and their implications for interventions targeting education, training and employment 8 1.3 Available evidence on effective interventions and the place of strategies involving education, training and employment. 10 1.4 The research base on education, training and employment interventions in the UK 12 Summary 14 2 The projects 16 2.1 INCLUDE 17 2.2 INCLUDE-type 18 2.3 Fairbridge and other physical or ‘diversionary’ programmes 19 2.4 School inclusion/careers advice 20 2.5 Other projects 20 Summary 21 3 Basic descriptive data 22 3.1 Methodology 22 3.2 Enrolment and student characteristics 24 Summary 29 4 Outcomes 30 4.1 Engagement and attendance 30 4.2 Qualifications and skills gained 31 4.3 Student destinations 32 4.4 Social skills 33 4.5 Coping with ‘barriers to learning’ 33 Summary 36 5 Offending and reconviction 37 5.1 Background characteristics of students 37 5.2 History of offending 37 5.3Changes in offending behaviour 38 5.4 Six-month reconviction study 43 Summary 44 6 Intervention costs 46 7 Implementation 48 7.1 Organisational procedures and structures 48 7.2 Inter-agency working 49 7.3 Staff recruitment and retention 52 7.4 The client group 53 7.5 Follow-up support 55 7.6 Systems for monitoring 55 Summary 55 8 Summary and conclusions 57 8.1 The form of education, training and employment interventions 57 3

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