Black boys subject to harsher sentences, new Youth Justice Board finds.

Black boys and young men are frequently subject to harsher sentences and less likely than white children to receive out of court disposals, new research from the Youth Justice Board (YJB) finds. The new Ethnic Disproportionality in Remand and Sentencing in the Youth Justice System paper, published last week, provides analysis of two years’ worth of assessment and case management data “to better understand the extent of ethnic disproportionality in remand and sentencing outcomes”, the YJB said. Read more.