More than 90 per cent of young offenders have experienced
“significant loss in their lives” for which they have received no
help, a new survey reveals.
Of more than 1,000 young offenders across Greater Manchester and
West Yorkshire, nine out of 10 had experienced loss or rejection,
usually losing contact with a parent because of breakdown or
bereavement or the onset of mental illness or the physical
disability of a parent.
Launching the findings, the Youth Justice Trust said that these
experiences of grief were rarely acknowledged and often led to
later problems. Dealing with the issues could help prevent crime,
– On the Case from www.youth-justice-trust.org.uk