The National Lottery funded Inclusion as Prevention project, in which CYCJ is a core partner, has published findings from its first scoping study.
Inclusion as Prevention (IAP) aims to support the re-design of services for children involved in offending, or at risk of negative outcomes, and their families – by shifting from the often acute and crisis driven approach, to providing earlier support when they are risk of becoming involved.
The project is one of eight initiatives funded by the National Lottery, under the Early Action Change Fund. As a core partner, CYCJ is joined by Action for Children, South Lanarkshire Council and the Dartington Design Lab, supported by a wider steering group which comprises members from other local third sector organisations, police, health and education. IAP is operating in South Lanarkshire, focusing specifically in years two and three on the areas of Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
The scoping study aimed to gain an understanding of the picture of prevention in youth justice across Scotland. Representatives from 15 areas took part in an informal semi-structured interview and were identified through CYCJ’s practice development work in the area of Early and Effective Intervention (EEI). The report is a reflection of the themes which have emerged from those interviews.