An Inspiring Journey to the European Forum for Restorative Justice

Pamela Morrison, a Practice Development Advisor at the CYCJ, recently attended the European Forum for Restorative Justice in Tallinn. The forum gathered over 400 delegates worldwide and offered a dynamic and inspiring platform to explore the latest in restorative justice. CYCJ’s Craig Stewart sat down with Pamela to discuss her experiences. A Memorable Experience in […]

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Scotland’s on the cusp of something very special (Part 3: implementing the Bill)

As outlined so far in our blog series, the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill will bring many changes to the way children and young people experience care and justice systems and address long running inconsistencies in the system. In Part 3, Debbie and Allan investigate some of the thorny issues facing the actual implementation of […]

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Scotland’s on the cusp of something very special (Part 2: why the Bill is needed)

In the second of our series examining the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill, CYCJ’s Debbie Nolan draws from her years in social care and social work to outline why the Bill is needed. From my professional experience in social care and social work, alongside my time seconded to the Scottish Government, I believe the […]

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Scotland’s on the cusp of something very special (Part 1: what the Bill will bring)

Scotland’s on the cusp of something very special (Part 1: what the Bill will bring) Following the Scottish Parliament’s approval of the Children (Care and Justice) (Scotland) Bill on Thursday 25, April 2024, CYCJ are releasing a blog mini-series covering various aspects of the Bill and what happens next. In the first of these, CYCJ’s […]

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Reflections on 2023’s National Youth Justice Conference

Scotland’s progress towards having a youth justice system that is trauma-informed and rights-respecting was at the heart of last month’s National Youth Justice Conference. There is shared ownership of the goal, but how do we get there? What barriers are in place, what solutions are in progress – and what resources do those solutions require? […]

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Socially Just Justice: An Interdisciplinary Research Network

Calling academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers with an interest in social justice for young adults in conflict with the law CYCJ, together with colleagues from the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee and Glasgow School of Art, is establishing an interdisciplinary Research Network with funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  In this research network we intend […]

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The Victim-or-Perpetrator Dichotomy harms both those who commit crime and those who suffer it. 

It is well known that those who cause harm have often been the victims of harm themselves, but the simplistic Victim-or-Perpetrator dichotomy persists. In this piece Kibble’s Dan Johnson explores the prevalence of ACE’s within the Scottish prison population; the high levels of abuse, adversity and neglect mirror the experiences of young people who engage […]

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Reflecting on 10 Years of CYCJ

Today is the 10 year anniversary of CYCJ’s move to the University of Strathclyde!  In this piece CYCJ Director Fiona Dyer reflects on the change that we’ve helped to drive for children and young people since 2013, and picks out some of her personal highlights from years gone by.  I can’t actually believe that it’s […]

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The role of Restorative Justice for victims

This week is Victims’ Awareness Week, run by Victim Support Scotland. In this piece RJ Practice Development Advisor Pamela Morrison explores the ways in which a trauma-informed Restorative Appproach can empower those who have been caused harm, allowing them to heal and move forward.  Anyone can be affected by crime, at any point in their […]

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