Back on Track


    Please support our campaign by lobbying your local

    Use the link below to send a fax to your MPs’



    Youth Justice in Numbers

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    Examples of Best Practice

    Real Lives – A Child Failed by the System

    Background Information

    Community Care magazine’s Back on Track
    campaign is calling for justice for children and young people in
    custody. We need your help.

    Overall Campaign Aims
    Community Care is campaigning for a dramatic
    reduction in the number of children and young people being held in
    custody and calling for the greater use of community sentences
    instead.  We urge that custody is only ever used as a last resort
    and for the shortest possible length of time. For a full list of
    the campaigns aims click

    How can I get involved?
    We want as many people as possible to support the ‘Back on
    Track’ campaign. There are many ways you can get involved:

    • Attend the Working with Young
      People at Risk of Offending
      Conference held on
      27th October 2004 at the ORT House Conference
      Centre, London. Click
      for more details.
    • Sign our
    • Contact your MP. Tell
      them that you have heard about our campaign. Ask where they stand
      on the issue of young people in custody. Did they sign Hilton
      Dawson MP’s early day motion (no.1397) supporting the Back on Track
      campaign and voicing concern at the violation of human rights of
      many of the 11,000 young people currently behind bars in the
    • Write to your local paper with details of
      Community Care‘s campaign. This is a great way of starting
      a debate and raising the issue of youth justice with the general
    • Let us know what’s happening in your area.
      Community Care wants to hear about examples of good
      practice (as well as what’s going wrong with the system). Email us
      at or
      write to Community Care, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton,
      Surrey, SM2 5AS.

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