Positive Youth Justice: Solving the youth crime ‘problem’ with children first solutions

After blogging on ‘negative’ youth justice, Professor Steve Case talks positive solutions in the follow up blog to his recent CYCJ seminar. In my previous blog, Negative youth justice: Creating the youth crime ‘problem’, I offered a somewhat scathing and sceptical perspective on contemporary youth justice, particularly how youth offending (understood through a risk perspective) has […]

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Negative Youth Justice: Creating the youth crime ‘problem’

How can we better understand youth offending? In the first instalment of a two-part blog, leading criminologist Professor Steve Case discusses negative youth justice and the impact it’s having, ahead of his Positive Youth Justice seminar on October 20 at CYCJ. Contemporary youth justice has seriously lost its way. An overview of international youth justice systems indicates a melting […]

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The waiting game

In his first blog as a CYCJ Associate, David Orr considers the delay between a sexual offence being committed and subsequent court proceedings, and the impact this can have on victims, perpetrators and the public. According to Youth Justice Board (YJB) statistics it takes on average 295 days from the date of a sexual offence […]

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Giving a Refuweegee welcome

Team CYCJ did our bit for charity when we offered our services to Refuweegee, Glasgow’s newest charity which provides welcome packs to refugees arriving in Glasgow. Nina Vaswani explains why even the smallest effort can have a big impact:  We’ve been talking a lot at CYCJ recently about Adverse Child Experiences, and the impact of loss and […]

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From rhetoric to reality: improving outcomes for care leavers

It’s been almost a year since the Scottish Care Leavers Covenant was launched. Debbie Nolan considers the next steps, and how we can ensure the Covenant is meaningfully implemented in order to improve outcomes for Scotland’s care leavers. On joining CYCJ, one of the projects I was allocated to work on was the Scottish Care […]

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Worth a better future

The positively acclaimed STV Appeal ‘Who Cares’ documentary, about what it’s really like to be a looked after young person in Scotland, aired on September 20. Charlotte Morris recalls the stories behind the statistics, and how these can help us create a better future for every child. Imagine being moved – without any warning – to an entirely new place. You […]

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Improving support for learning disabilities in the criminal justice system

After attending the SOLD Network conference on improving support for accused people with learning disabilities, Brian McClafferty considers how Scotland can lead the way in how we support not only vulnerable witnesses but also vulnerable accused. On August 24 I had the pleasure of attending the ‘Improving Support for the Accused Person with a Learning […]

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The journey towards young adult courts

In our first CYCJ Associate blog, Max Rutherford, Criminal Justice Programme Manager with the Barrow Cadbury Trust, discusses the importance of young adult courts and what the Trust’s Transition to Adulthood campaign is doing to make this happen.  For ten years, the Barrow Cadbury Trust has supported more than 40 research, demonstration and policy projects focused […]

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Reflections on the Scottish Youth Justice system

Jackie Anders, Student Engagement Manager with Melbourne’s Children Court, Australia, visited Scotland as part of her Churchill Fellowship travels. Here she discusses how the Australian youth justice system could benefit from Scotland’s community based approach. In May and June (2016) I had the wonderful privilege of travelling to the US, Scotland and Denmark as part of a Churchill Fellowship. The purpose of my study […]

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