Raising Youth Justice

Welcome to the official CYCJ blog – a space for discussing, questioning and generally pondering all matters youth justice. Anything goes – political, societal or academic. In addition to our team sharing their thoughts and experiences, we welcome guest blogs – so email cycj@strath.ac.uk if you’ve got something to say. We hope that you enjoy reading what […]

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Blue Sky Thinking

In whichever situation you work as a practitioner, when sitting across from a young person who is involved in crime, what are you thinking? Often, our heads are filled up with words such as crime, offender, recidivism, risk, NEET, ACE, ASSET etc. When considering young people’s futures, we are often limited to thinking of the […]

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A Walk Down Their Street

For those of you who do not know about ‘The Street’, then all I can say is you are missing out, and you need to get that sorted. I had been hoping for an opportunity to visit the Street project since I first heard about it three years ago, and a few weeks ago I […]

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Look, Listen

The last few years have been a year of firsts. The first baby boxes. The first independent Root & Branch review of our care system. We’re the first country to ban the physical punishment of our children. Latterly, the world’s first Year of Young People. I also want this year to have another first. The […]

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Pigeonholing

Article 12 of the UNCRC states that nation states have a duty to listen to the views of young people, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or any other characteristic. In this blog, Lizzie Coutts of Positive Prison? Positive Futures talks about her involvement in a project which aims to support young people with experience of […]

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Addictions and Criminal Justice Event 10/05/2018

On the 10/05/2018, I attended the ‘Addictions and Criminal Justice’ conference hosted by SASO (Scottish Association for the Study of Offending). The event was Chaired by Sheriff Iain Fleming, who began by discussing Glasgow Drug Courts, and split into four sessions with nine speakers including the Sheriff’s responsible for overseeing the drug court, practitioners in […]

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Which one am I? I see the first woman. Others see the second.

This month’s Year of Young People blog is written by Rosie Moore, a social work student at the University of Strathclyde. This is the first of three blogs that Rosie will publish via CYCJ, on this occasion sharing her experiences of her past. Rosie’s next two blogs will look at her life in the present, […]

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Responding to Offending in Residential Childcare-Still Between a Rock and a Hard Place

On April 26, CYCJ hosted a roundtable discussion on looked after children and offending. The event brought together representatives from Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (Staf), Social Work Scotland, Community Justice Scotland, COSLA, Police Scotland, the Care Inspectorate, University of Strathclyde, CELCIS, SCRA and Who Cares? Scotland, to explore 3 key questions: What is working […]

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The ACE’s Framework

The findings from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research are now well known. Dan Johnson explores what we can do about it. The ACE’s framework I’m guessing you know about the ACE’s research by now (if not please read the blog or paper by CYCJ’s Nina Vaswani!). The ACE’s framework has become a popular and […]

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Family contact and the cost of phone calls from prison

When a person breaks the law, they can be sentenced to a period of time in prison as a method of punishment.  Once in prison, it is widely accepted that maintaining links with both friends and family makes eventual re-integration into society a more streamlined process. In addition, studies have shown that those with close […]

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