Source: (2010) (LGA Report). Slough: National Foundation for Educational Research.The Children in Trouble programme – a joint project supported by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Howard League for Penal Reform – set out to encourage, develop and showcase different approaches to reducing the use of custodial sentences. This report documents the programme’s achievements and the challenges for its four pilot projects, following an evaluation by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). The pilots took place in three local authorities. (excerpt) Restorative justice was among the pilot projects used.