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Qualifications

BA Hons. (Wales), BA Hons. (Open), PhD (Wales), Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (Birmingham), CQSW (CCETSW), FHEA, OpenPAD Fellow (The Open University)

About

Jonathan works as a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Criminology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is a member of the university’s Crime and Social Policy Research Institute. His main research and teaching interests are in youth justice, public care and youth policy.


Experience

Jonathan joined the Centre for Criminology in December 2006. Prior to that he held academic posts at Cardiff University, University of Wales Swansea and Cardiff Institute of Higher Education (now Cardiff Metropolitan University). Before working in higher education he worked as a family court welfare officer, youth justice worker, probation officer and senior probation officer in Gwent and Mid Glamorgan Probation Services. Jonathan also worked with a community development project in Y Rhondda. Jonathan has since worked in the field of youth policy as a rapporteur and senior consultant with the Council of Europe. Between 2006 and 2010 he was one of the United Kingdom’s representatives on the European Youth Research Network (Council of Europe and European Commission Partnership). Since May 2012 he has been a Councillor on Cardiff City Council where he is currently Vice-Chair of the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee.


Responsibilities


BSc Undergraduate Teaching and Supervision:

Year 1: Progress Tutor

Year 1: Enhancing Academic Success

Year 1: Introduction to Youth Justice

Year 1: Contemporary Crime

Year 2: Progress Tutor

Year 2: Understanding Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice

Year 3: Dissertation Supervision


Postgraduate Teaching and Supervision:

MSc Module: Key Issues in Criminal Justice

MSc Dissertation Supervision

Doctoral Supervision (Director of Studies): PhD – ‘Desistance: Pathways out of Youth Offending’


Administrative and other Responsibilities:

N/A


Publications

Evans, J (Forthcoming) ‘Objects of concern or risky young offenders? Assessment and intervention with children in the public and youth justice systems of England and Wales’, in J Ulmer & M Bradley (Eds.) Punishment Decisions: Locations of Disparity – Volume 2 in the ASC Division of Corrections and Sentencing Handbook Series, New York: Taylor & Francis

Evans, J (2016) ‘Artful Dodgers: The role of unreliable narrators in the production of authorized histories and assessments of young people in conflict with the law’, Deviant Behavior. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1237835
To link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2016.1237835

Taylor, R, Evans, J, Stuart-Hamilton, I, Roderique-Davies, G, Pierpoint, H, & Bartlett, H (2015) The Speech, Language and Communication Needs of Young People from Wales in the Youth Justice System, Pontypridd: University of South Wales; Ministry of Justice website https://www.justice.gov.uk/youth-justice/effective-practice-library/speech,-language-and-communication-needs-of-young-people-in-the-yjs

Evans, J (2015) South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Research Project: Summary of Themes, Pontypridd: University of South Wales (Restricted Access)

Evans, J, Heath, B & Raynor, P (2015) ‘Jersey Revisited: reflections on the influence of a policy review on youth justice in an island microstate’, EuroVista: Probation and Community Justice, Volume 3, Issue 3, pp. 38-83

Evans, J (2014) ‘Responding to Youth Crime: Reconnecting the Disconnected’, Perspectives on Youth, Vol. 2, pp. 85-102

Evans, J (2014) ‘Children in conflict with the law: a case of discrimination?’, Coyote: Youth Work, Knowledge, Policy, December 2014, pp. 28-33.

Evans, J (2014) ‘Crime and Juvenile Justice’, Strasbourg: Partnership of European Commission and Council of Europe in the field of Youth

Evans, J (2013) ‘Care leavers and the new offender management system’, British Journal of Community Justice’, 11 (2-3), pp. 195-8

Taylor, R, Evans, J, Stuart-Hamilton, I, Roderique-Davies, G, Pierpoint, H & Bartlett, H (2013) Speech, Language and Communication Needs Research Project for Young People from Wales in the Youth Justice System (Draft), Pontypridd: University of South Wales

Evans, J, Heath, B, Isles, E & Raynor, P (assisted by Coster, B, Haines, K, Hutchinson, G, Miles, H, Phillips, K & Whyte, B) (2010)Youth Justice in Jersey: Options for Change – A Report Commissioned by the Children’s Policy Group, St Helier: States of Jersey Government

Evans, J (2010) Synoptic Chapter on Employment, drafted for the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the Field of Youth

Evans, J (2010) ‘Introduction: Youth Employment and the Future of Work – Key Themes’ in J Evans & W Shen (eds) Youth Employment and the Future of Work, Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp. 7-17

Evans, J & Shen, W (eds.) (2010) Youth Employment and the Future of Work, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Evans, J (2010) Report of Joint Meeting of the European Network of Youth Researchers and Correspondents of the European Knowledge Centre on Youth Policy (2010), Strasbourg: European Commission and Council of Europe Partnership in the Field of Youth

Evans, J (2010) ‘Institutional abuse and children’s homes’ in F Brookman, M Maguire, H Pierpoint & T Bennett (eds) Handbook on Crime, Cullompton: Willan, pp. 458-479

Evans, J, Buchanan, J, Hughes, G & Williams, KS (2010) ‘Crime and the Criminal Justice System: Towards a Rational Policy – Introduction’, an Ideas Wales Policy Paper, Cardiff: Ideas Wales

Evans, J, Buchanan, J, Hughes, G & Williams, KS (2010) ‘Children and the Youth Justice System’, an Ideas Wales Policy Paper, Cardiff: Ideas Wales

Williams, KS, Buchanan, J, Evans, J & Hughes, G (2010) ‘Social Justice and Criminal Justice’, an Ideas Wales Policy Paper, Cardiff: Ideas Wales

Buchanan, J, Evans, J, Hughes, G & Williams, KS (2010) ‘Substance Misuse’, an Ideas Wales Policy Paper, Cardiff: Ideas Wales

Hughes, G, Buchanan, J, Evans, J & Williams, KS (2010) ‘Community Safety: In Retrospect and in Prospect’, an Ideas Wales Policy Paper

Arad Consulting & Evans, J (2009) Analysis of support for young people with special educational needs (SEN) in the youth justice sector in Wales, Research Document No: 044/2009, Cardiff: Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills – Welsh Assembly Government

Arad Consulting & Evans, J (2009) Dadansoddiad o gefnogaeth I bobl infanc gyda anghenion addysgol arbennig (AAA) yn y sector cyfiawnder ieunctid yng Nghymru, Dogfen Ymchwil Rhif: 044/2009, Caerdydd: Yr Adran Plant, Addysg, Dysgu Gydol Oes a Sgiliau – Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru

Evans, J (2009) Report of Seminar on Youth Policy Development in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, Strasbourg: European Commission and Council of Europe Partnership in the Field of Youth

Evans, J, Volpi, S & Williamson, H (2009) Final Evaluation Report of the All Different All Equal Campaign (June 2006-September 2007), Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Evans, J (2008) Evaluation Report of the All Different All Equal Campaign (June 2006-September 2007): Preliminary Findings and Emerging Themes, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Evans, J (2008) Report of Consultative Seminar (2008) on Youth Policy in the Russian Federation, Strasbourg: European Commission and Council of Europe Partnership in the Field of Youth

Evans, J (2007) Report of Consultative Seminar (2007) on Youth Policy in the Russian Federation, Strasbourg: European Commission and Council of Europe Partnership in the Field of Youth

Evans, J (2007) Youth Policy in Ukraine: Advisory Mission Report for the Government of Ukraine, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Evans, J (2005) Youth Policy in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Advisory Mission Report for the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Strasbourg: Council of Europe

Evans, J (2005) with Ciorbaru, A, Liakopoulos, A, Berg, C, Lagree, J-C & Ingledow, M, Youth Policy in Malta, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Evans, J (2005) with Ciorbaru, A, Liakopoulos, A, Berg, C, Lagree, J-C, & Ingledow, M, La Politique de la Jeunesse a Malta, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing

Scourfield, J, Evans, J, Shah, W & Beynon, H (2005)‘The Negotiation of Minority Ethnic Identities in Virtually All-White Communities: Research with Children and their Families in the South Wales Valleys’, Children and Society, 19, pp. 211-224

Evans, J & Wood, F (2004) ‘Ely: A “Dangerous Place” Revisited’, Journal of Contemporary Wales, Vol. 16, pp. 24-38

Evans, J (2004) ‘“Venerating Our Angels or Exorcising Their Demons?” – The management of young people in the welfare and criminal justice systems of England and Wales’, Berg, C (ed.) Aspects de la recherche jeunesse: Risques, desavantages, opportunites, Luxembourg: Journee Cesije: pp., 7-49

Evans, J (2003) ‘Young People and Violence: Youth Justice in England and Wales’, in Lentin, A (ed.) Researching Violence – The Youth Dimension, Strasbourg: Council of Europe, pp. 65-86

Evans, J (2003) ‘How Do We Perceive Young People?’, Ramberg, I (ed.) Learning from Violence, Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, pp. 19-34

Evans, J (2003) ‘Social Work Education and Criminal Justice Practice in England and Wales’, Labonte-Roset, C, Marynowicz-Hetka, E & Szmagalski, J (eds.) Social Work Education and Practice in Today’s Europe – Challenges and the Diversity of Responses, Katowice: Slask Publishing, pp. 40-47

Cross, N, Evans, J & Minkes, J (2003) ‘Still Children First? – Developments in Youth Justice in Wales’, Youth Justice, vol. 2, no. 3, February 2003, pp. 151-162

Scourfield, J, Evans, J, Shah, W & Beynon, H (2002) ‘Responding to the experience of minority ethnic children in virtually all-white communities’, Child and Family Social Work, August 2002, vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 161-175

Scourfield, J, Beynon, H, Evans, J & Shah, W (2002) “Not a Black and White Issue” – The Experience of black and minority ethnic children living in the South Wales Valleys, Cardiff: Barnardo’s

Evans, J (2001) ‘The Implications of Devolved Power for Social Work and Social Policy in the Welsh Context’, Helppikangas, P (ed.) International Summer School of Social Work: NGOs, Socio-Political Systems in Different Countries, Rovaniemi: Lapin Yliopisto

Evans, J & Wood, F (1999) Living in Ely: the experience of service provision and harassment amongst the black and ethnic minority population, Cardiff: Barnardo’s

Pithouse, A, Evans, J & Scourfield, J (1998) ‘Standards for Accreditation in Home Care: Setting the Agenda for Induction and Staff Training’, Managing Community Care, vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 24-30

Evans, J, Pithouse, A & Scourfield, J (1998) ‘Sign up for best practice’, Home Care Professional, Vol. 4, no. 3, pp.16-17


Conference Papers and other External Contributions:

2016: Poster Presentation with Dr John Deering – ‘Paradigm Shift or “Business as Usual”? – Researching Change and Continuity in Youth Justice Practice’. British Academy and University Alliance Conference, ‘Interdisciplinary Research’, hosted by University of West of England at M Shed, Bristol, England

2016: Presented evidence to Lord Laming’s Inquiry (commissioned by the Prison Reform Trust) on the ‘Relationship between the Looked After Children and Youth Justice Systems’, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff

2016: Public Policy Institute for Wales – Invited contributing expert at Workshop on ‘De-escalating interventions with troubled adolescents’, Cardiff University, Wales.

2015: ‘Almost Human? Exercising Children’s Rights in the World of “Grown-Up” Politics’, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Washington DC, USA

2015: ‘Reflections on the impact of a Youth Justice Policy Review: effecting systemic change in small and devolved jurisdictions’, Conference on ‘Young People and the Law: international approaches to care, corrections and interventions’ at Monash University Centre, Prato, Italy.

2014: ‘Police and Crime Commissioners: Addressing a Democratic Deficit?’, American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA

2013: ‘The Social Context of Youth Crime’, Joint Youth Justice Board and Welsh Government Conference on Youth Justice, Llandrindod Wells, Wales

2013: ‘Police & Crime Commissioners and Governance’ (with Professor Trevor Jones, Cardiff University), Wales Branch of British Society of Criminology, University of South Wales (Trefforest Campus), Wales

2013: ‘Crime and Justice’, Youth in 2020 – the Future of Youth Policies Conference, Youth Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

2012: ‘Developing Non-Criminalising Interventions with Anti-Social Behaviour’, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2010: ‘Youth Justice Policy: Time for a Change?’, Presentation at public seminar, University of Glamorgan, Trefforest, Wales

2010: ‘Corporate Parenting and the Criminal Justice System’, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California, USA

2010: ‘Democratic Youth Structures’, South East Europe Youth Conference, Ohrid, Macedonia

2010: ‘Youth Justice: Preliminary Considerations and the Identification of Key Principles’, Seminar on ‘Youth Justice in Jersey: Options for Change’, St Helier, Jersey

2009: ‘The Additional Learning Support Needs of Young People in the Youth Justice System’, Welsh Criminology Conference at University of Wales, Gregynog, Wales, UK

2008: ‘Targeted Programmes: High Risk Groups and Talented Young People’, Joint Seminar on Youth Policy organised by the Council of Europe, European Commission and Russian Federation, Strasbourg, France.

2008: ‘Evaluation of the All Different All Equal Campaign: Preliminary findings and emerging themes’, Council of Europe Conference, ‘Evaluation and Vision: All Different All Equal, European Youth Campaign for Diversity, Human Rights and Participation’, Portimao, Portugal.

2007: ‘Assessment and Intervention in Welfare and Juvenile Justice: Professional Constructions of Young People’, American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2007: ‘Young People in Europe: Trends, Challenges and Policy Responses’, Consultative Seminar on Youth Policy Co-operation between the Council of Europe, European Commission and Russian Federation, Moscow, Russsia.

2007: Introduction to Council of Europe and European Commission Research Seminar ‘Youth Employment and the Future of Work’, Strasbourg, France

2005: ‘Developing European Youth Policy in Former Yugoslavia’, Network of Development Researchers Colloquium at University of Wales, Gregynog, Wales, UK

2005: ‘The Role of the Practitioner in Social Policy’, International Seminar on Social Work, University of Kassel, Germany

2004: ‘Opening Address at Inaugural Colloquium of Network of Development Researchers’, University of Wales Gregynog, Wales, UK

2004: ‘“Venerating Our Angels or Exorcising Our Demons?” – The management of young people in the welfare and criminal justice systems of England and Wales’, Conference of Cesije, Luxembourg

2003: ‘Presentation of International Review of Youth Policy in Malta’, CDEJ, Council of Europe, Budapest, Hungary

2003: ‘Presentation of Preliminary Findings of the International Review of Youth Policy in Malta’, Valletta, Malta

2002: ‘Young People and Violence: Youth Justice in England and Wales, Council of Europe Symposium on Researching Violence: the youth dimension’, Budapest, Hungary

2001: Social Work Education and Criminal Justice Practice in England and Wales, European Association of Schools of Social Work Conference, University of Lodz, Poland

2001: ‘The Implications of Devolved Power for Social Work and Social Policy in the Welsh Context’, International Summer School on Social Work, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland


Memberships

OpenPAD Fellow at The Open University

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Associate Member of the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre, Cardiff University

Member of the Centre for Criminology, University of South Wales

Member of the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, University of South Wales

Member of the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales, University of South Wales

Member of the Crime and Social Policy Research Institute, University of South Wales

Member of the Social Policy Association

Member of the British Society of Criminology

Member of the National Association of Youth Justice

Member of the Howard League for Penal Reform

Member of the Fabian Society


External

General:

Councillor (Welsh Labour and Co-operative Party) for Whitchurch and Tongwynlais on Cardiff City Council.

Cardiff City Council committee and related responsibilities:
Vice-Chair of Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee;
Member of Pensions Investment Advisory Panel;
Member of Bilingualism Committee;
Member of Whitchurch PACT;
Member of Tongwynlais PACT;and
Member of Cardiff West Neighbourhood Partnership

External Advisor to National Assembly for Wales

Chair of Cardiff and District Fabian Society
Member of Welsh Fabians Steering Group

Academic

Member of Hwb Doeth – Youth Justice Board Cymru National Effective Practice Forum

Member of Youth Justice Board in Wales Reference Group on Case Management

External Examiner to the University of Essex

Associate Lecturer: The Open University

Peer Reviewer for British Journal of Social Work

Peer Reviewer for Journal of Common Market Studies


Consultancy

Interests in youth justice, youth policy, public care and probation & offender management

Research


Research Interests:

Youth Justice
Youth Policy
Public Care and Welfare Systems for Children and Young People
Children, Social Work and Social Policy


Funded Research and Consultancy:

2016/Current: Evans, J & Deering, J, Desistance-based practice in youth justice, University of South Wales

2015/Current: Allsop, C & Evans, J, Working with Girls in the Youth Justice System, University of South Wales

2014: Evans, J, An Evaluation of Interventions with Young People who Commit Persistent and Serious Offences, University of South Wales

2014: Evans, J & Gasper, R, ‘The Voice of the People? Police and Crime Commissioners: A Case Study’, University of South Wales

2013: Taylor, R, Evans, J, Stuart-Hamilton, I, Pierpoint, H & Bartlett, H, The Speech and Language Communication Needs of Young People from Wales in the Youth Justice System (Ministry of Justice)

2012-13: Evans, J ‘Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour: Inter-Agency Negotiation in a Changing Policy Environment’ (University of Glamorgan)

2010: Raynor, P (Swansea University), Evans, J, (University of Glamorgan), Isles, E (Swansea Youth Offending Team), Haines, k (Swansea University) & Whyte, B (Edinburgh University) ‘Youth Justice in Jersey: Options for Change – Research Support for the States of Jersey Government’s Youth Justice Review

2008-2009: Arad Consulting & Evans, J, (University of Glamorgan) ‘Analysis of Support for Young People with Additional Learning Support Needs in the Youth Justice Sector’ (Welsh Assembly Government)

2008: Evans, J (University of Glamorgan) , Williamson, H (University of Glamorgan) & Volpi, S, ’Evaluation of the All Different All Equal Campaign (September 2006-September 2007) (Council of Europe / European Commission)

2002: Scourfield, J (Cardiff University), J, Evans (Cardiff University), Beynon, H (Cardiff University) & Shah, W (ABC Project) ‘The experience of black and minority ethnic children living in the South Wales Valleys’ (Barnardos)

1999: Evans, J (Cardiff University) & Wood, F (Cardiff University) ‘The Experience of service provision and harassment amongst the black and minority ethnic population living in Ely’, Cardiff, (Barnardos)


Areas of Expertise

Youth Justice Policy and Practice

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