This report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons examines accommodation and education, training, and employment (ETE) resettlement provisions for sentenced young men aged 15 to 18 in young offender institutions in the United Kingdom.
Highlights from this report regarding accommodation and education, training, and employment (ETE) provisions for sentenced young offenders in the United Kingdom include: while most young offender institutions (YOIs) had some form of resettlement policy, most were not sufficiently detailed to address the needs of the young offenders; target plans for training and education were often found to be broad and generic, and not tailored to the specific needs of each offender; accommodation plans on release were often explored at the beginning of an offender's sentence, but specific needs were usually not addressed until closer to the offender's time of release; most YOIs routinely assessed young offenders upon arrival regarding their current educational level and qualifications; most young offenders in the sample felt that they received satisfactory education and vocational skills training while in custody; and most young offenders in the sample believed that their ability to participate in release on temporary license programs had a positive effect on the their reentry efforts. This report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons examines accommodation and education, training, and employment resettlement provisions for young offenders in custody. Data for this report were obtained from two sources: fieldwork at 6 male YOIs and responses from 770 sentenced young men surveyed across all 9 male YOIs. Based on the findings in this report, the Inspectorate recommends the Ministry of Justice and the Youth Justice Board should work with other government departments, including the Department of Education, to ensure that young people leaving custody have a proper resettlement strategy that addresses their needs. Tables and appendixes
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