Research and analysis

An evaluation of the YJB's case level ethnic disproportionality toolkit

A process evaluation of the YJB case level ethnic disproportionality toolkit. This was produced in response to Recommendation 33 of the Lammy Review.



In 2014 and 2015, as part of its work to tackle ethnic disproportionality within the justice system, the Youth Justice Board (YJB) developed and piloted a Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit with 20 youth offending teams (YOTs).

The toolkit allowed YOTs to undertake a detailed level analysis of ethnic disproportionality in their local area. In 2017, the Lammy Review - an independent review into the treatment of, and outcomes for, black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) individuals in the criminal justice system - recommended that the YJB commission an evaluation of what had been learned from the trial of the Case Level Ethnic Disproportionality Toolkit, and identify potential actions or interventions to be taken (Recommendation 33).

This evaluation was undertaken in response to that recommendation. The findings and lessons from it are informing the development and future rollout of a new revised Local Ethnicity Disproportionality tool.

Published 15 November 2018