The Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) has responded to Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system in England and Wales, and the government’s response.
Mr Taylor was asked to lead a review of the youth justice system for the Ministry of Justice in September 2015. The report of his review was published in December 2016 alongside the government’s response to his proposed reforms.
SCYJ has now published its full response to both the review and the government response. We welcome both documents and support the principles set out by Taylor, and many of his recommendations. We welcome a number of the commitments made by the government in its response too, but we would have liked it to go further in engaging with and responding to Taylor’s recommendations.
You can read SCYJ’s response here.