Loss leads to later behaviour problems

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,
it added.

– On the Case from www.youth-justice-trust.org.uk

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