Bringing a message of hope

Debbie Nolan writes about a message of hope for prisoners, following this year’s Throughcare Conference: I had the privilege of attending the ‘No Offence!’ Throughcare: getting it right conference at HMP & YOI Cornton Vale on October 22. I came to the event hopeful that this may herald a much needed and deserved focus on throughcare […]

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The life and times of a PhD student

Fern Gillon, who is working with CYCJ as part of her research into diverting young people from crime, shares what it’s like to embark on a PhD in this funny and honest blog. Where to start? I have every book titled, “how to…PhD/Postgrad study” but week one and two have still been a bit of […]

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman…but it’s also hard to be a man

In the midst of a growing focus on girls and young women, Nina Vaswani warns against excluding boys and young men from ‘gender issues’ in society.  It was good to hear Morning Call on Radio Scotland earlier this week, in response to the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, debate the issue […]

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Pulling together for girls

Our latest guest blogger Gail Wilson, of charity Up-2-Us, calls for a change in attitudes and focus towards girls, following the recent ‘Pulling together for girls’ event. Up-2-Us recently put on an event to profile the needs of high risk and vulnerable girls and young women and to get our partners and other interested individuals talking about how we […]

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Beijing’s caring legacy

Graham Connelly reflects on China’s family culture, and how care is reciprocated across the generations.   I’m currently spending a month travelling in China with a China-born prominent member of the Glasgow Chinese community. For me, this ‘gap month’ was planned as an exciting way of marking the transition between full-time work and beginning a […]

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Five Nations and the complexity of youth justice

Carole Dearie attended the 2014 Five Nations Conference, held in Cardiff. Here she talks about complexity, youth justice and why we’re still not getting it right for the girls… The theme of the Five Nations Conference held in Cardiff was ‘Understanding Complexity: the challenge for Youth Justice’.  The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones (Prif Weinidog […]

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Increasing hope for young people in secure care

Our Research Associate Kristina Moodie was inspired by the From Research into Practice symposium, held at the Good Shepherd Centre in Renfrewshire.  I recently attended a very positive, one might even say hopeful,  symposium at the Good Shepherd Centre. In an ideal world obviously no young person would be placed in secure care, but at a time […]

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A young person’s tale

Kate* is a 28 year old who would like a career in youth justice.  She was involved in offending between the ages of 14 to 27, and was first convicted at the age of 18. Kate is currently working with CYCJ to share her experiences and reflections on the youth justice system, via blog posts […]

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The logic of logic modelling

If you don’t think logic models apply to what you do, or that they’re too complicated to use, then think again. Welcome to our second guest blogger Catherine Bisset, an analyst in Justice Analytical Services at the Scottish Government. She’s blogging for us about how logic models can, quite simply, make us better at what […]

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