Community sentences

Young advisors judge the CP Awards 2012


For young people in the criminal justice system, prison isn't working. This page looks at what works for children and young people in the community.

The examples below have all been winners or runners-up in The Howard League's annual Community Programme Awards in the Children and Young People category.




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The Children and Young People's category has been a feature of the Awards since 2010. In 2014 a new young people's category was introduced: Police Led Diversion - Young People.  

Since 2011, the winners and runners-up have been chosen by Young Advisors working with the U R Boss project.

The 2013 ceremony, held at The Kings Fund on 17 July, was a great success. Read a storified account of the day and the work that went into it behind the scenes - compiled by a young advisor to the project.

In 2014 Young Advisors again met to judge the awards in June, then presented the awards alongside the Princess Royal in July in front of a packed audience keen to hear about the successful projects.


Read more about the award-winning projects below.



Community Sentences - young people category

North Lincolnshire Harmful Sexual Behaviour (HSB) Programme - North Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service (winner)

Girls Group: A Gender Specific Programme - London Borough Barking & Dagenham Youth Offending Service (runner up)

EXIT Programme - London Community Rehabilitation Company (runner up)

Police led diversion - young people category

The Aston Project - Gloucestershire Constabulary (winner)

Corby JAM Team - Groundwork Northamptonshire, Northants Police (runner up)


Dudley YOS Housing Support Scheme (winner)

I am...Somebody - Is this Fun for Everyone? (runner-up)

Stockwell Park Estate Jobs Fair (runner-up)


Intensive fostering - Action for Children, Wessex (winner)

Dance Academy - Winchester, Wessex (runner-up)

Safer Neighbourhoods  - North Lincolnshire (runner-up)


Watch this space. Previous winners to be added.


Watch this space. Previous winners to be added.




Below: Young advisors, read through applications.