Start date:October 2022
Research Topic:Trail and development of a resilience based intervention to reduce reoffending in young offenders
Research Supervisor:Dr Stuart Beattie
Supervising school:School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, Bangor University
Primary funding source:ESRC
External Sponsor:Gwynedd and Mon Youth Justice Service and Bangor University
Research keywords:Resilience; Resilience Intervention; Young Offenders
The project aims to trial and continue developing a resilience-based intervention to reduce reoffending in young offenders. Dr. Rowan Hodgkinson and Dr. Stuart Beattie originally developed the resilience intervention at Bangor University. Due to Covid, the original pilot had a small sample size, but the intervention showed promising results. The next stage of the research is to trial the intervention across Youth Justice Services in North Wales, with counties from South Wales acting as the control group.