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Youth criminal records report published

Today we’ve launched new research on the impact of criminal records acquired in childhood and early adulthood.

The report shows that hundreds of thousands of people are being affected every year, and often many decades later, because of mistakes they made when they were children or young adults. In the last 5 years alone, over 2.25 million youth criminal records were disclosed on standard/enhanced checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) that were over 15 years old.

The report can be downloaded: A life sentence for young people (Unlock, May 2018)

A summary of the report can be: Summary – A life sentence for young people (Unlock, May 2018)

Read a feature on the report in the Guardian.

Read our press release for the launch of the report.

Our crowdfunding appeal to raise funds to intervene in the Supreme Court is at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/clean-slate/

This work is part of our Unlocking Experience project.

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