Following the sentencing of Aaron Campbell for the murder of Alesha MacPhail, the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) spoke to The Guardian about working with high risk young people, with reference to the Interventions for Vulnerable Youth (IVY) project.
Fiona Dyer, CYCJ’s interim director, where IVY is based, said:
“We can’t miss this opportunity as a nation to understand how someone gets to that point, and what can be done when, for whatever reason, a child is vulnerable to acting in this way. We acknowledge that this was an unusual and exceptional case, but that should spur us on to do better. Whilst rare, young people like Aaron Campbell are not a one-off. There are other children like him who need support.”
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