Beyond Youth Custody is a national programme which examines and promotes best practice in the resettlement of young people and young adults leaving custody. Led by Nacro, the programme aims to establish an evidence base of effective practice by combining what is already known about what works to reduce the reoffending of young people with an analysis of the impact of a range of approaches.

The programme focuses on four main areas of work:

  • research and evaluation
  • practice improvement
  • communications and engagement
  • young people’s involvement

Visit the Beyond Youth Custody website


The Beyond Youth Custody Partnership

Nacro works in partnership to deliver this programme, alongside:

ARCS (UK) is a national team of professional researchers with extensive experience and training in community safety, social inclusion, economic regeneration, youth offending, the resettlement of offenders, community development and partnership working. The team has a track record of producing high quality research and evaluation in these and related areas.

The Centre for Social Research specialises in using innovative research methods to produce constructive messages for policy makers and practitioners. It has an extensive history of conducting research and evaluations in youth custody and resettlement.

The Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime is based within the Institute of Applied Social Research which has a national reputation for high quality research which anticipates and shapes key changes in policy, administration and practice, with a particular focus on vulnerable young people. Staff at the Vauxhall Centre have research expertise in the following areas: youth justice, youth crime and young people in trouble.


Email Beyond Youth Custody Programme Manager or call: 020 7902 5440.