Beyond Youth Custody (BYC) is a six-year England-wide learning and awareness partnership funded by the Big Lottery Fund as part of the Youth in Focus initiative. BYC uses research to challenge, advance and promote better thinking in policy and practice for the effective resettlement of young people leaving custody. BYC is a partnership led by Nacro, along with three research and evaluation partners: ARCS (UK), the University of Salford and the University of Bedfordshire. The programme focuses on four main areas of work:

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

To find out more, visit the Beyond Youth Custody website.


The Beyond Youth Custody Partnership

Nacro works in partnership with:

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.