Victims of Youth Crime – recognising the harm

In our first guest post from the National Youth Justice Conference 2016, workshop leader Michael Salkow of Victim Support Scotland explains why recognising harm is so important for victims. At the National Youth Justice Conference in June I had the opportunity to deliver workshops on Victims of Youth crime – recognising the harm.  The workshop addressed […]

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Lost boy found

Doubting Thomas, the play that tells the story of Thomas ‘Tosh’ McCrudden, has been the talk of the Edinburgh Fringe. Pamela Morrison went on a journey with this ‘lost boy’ to experience a powerful tale of reintegration, responsibility and redemption. As a new member of the CYCJ practice team I am keen to get out and about and learn […]

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Why Scotland can improve outcomes for New Zealand’s children in care

Following his recent visit to Scotland, Ken McIntosh, Principal of New Zealand’s Central Regional Health School, was so inspired by the Scottish system and our services for young people that he wrote a guest blog for CYCJ. Recently I had the pleasure of spending time with Claire Lightowler and her colleagues at the Centre of […]

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Learning from the Children’s Hearing System

What can youth proceedings in England and Wales learn from the Scottish Children’s Hearings System? In our latest guest blog, staff from the Centre for Justice Innovation, a UK justice research and development charity, reflect on a recent study visit facilitated by CYCJ. In England and Wales, as in much of the Western world, the […]

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The Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility – A Real Opportunity

Debating the minimum of age responsibility isn’t just about stating the obvious. Debbie Nolan looks at the more subtle opportunities accompanying this discussion. You may have come to this blog thinking it is pretty obvious that the chance to discuss, debate, consult on, and potentially raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) is a […]

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The New York Way: Part Two

Practice Development Manager Fiona Dyer continues her New York journey, taking away some valuable lessons, including the importance of a peer-led approach, and why the Brooklyn Bridge should never be attempted in heels… Day Two of working in NYC (it’s a hard life!) resulted in several subways and cabs (even though my heels were in […]

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The New York Way: Part One

CYCJ’s Practice Development Manager, Fiona Dyer, writes about her findings and experiences from a whirlwind visit to The Big Apple to meet with youth and criminal justice practitioners and share knowledge internationally. Going to New York City for work was a pretty amazing experience. I mean, it’s not every day that you get that opportunity! So […]

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A global concern: why sharing youth justice practice is a smart move

In our latest Raising Youth Justice blog post, CYCJ Associate Stuart Allardyce reflects on shared youth justice practice, from Scotland, to Chile and beyond, and how this knowledge exchange can bring us together to tackle shared challenges. With our TV screens filled every night with heart-rending images of individuals and families displaced by the war in Syria, […]

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Criminal responsibility and buying a hamster: getting the age right

CYCJ Director, Claire Lightowler, reflects on the launch of the consultation about the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Scotland. The Scottish Government has today launched a consultation about the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Will Scotland decide eight-year-olds are too young to be criminally responsible for their actions and that this should be increased […]

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