Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland

Practice Development Advisor and Northern Ireland native David Orr attended the 8th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) where he presented a paper along with Mary Munro (University of Strathclyde) and Jenny Johnstone (University of Newcastle/Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR)). The theme of the conference was Beyond Crime: […]

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Are service users the key to systems change?

‘Going from a food fight in KFC to a round table with the Home Secretary felt normal’ We’re delighted to welcome our first guest blogger, Dr Olive Moloney of MAC-UK, a service that’s revolutionising the way mental health services are delivered to young people who offend. Here she shares reflections on her learning journey with MAC-UK, including […]

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Pride of Polmont

Charlotte Bozic attended the premiere of ‘Home: A Philosophy’, performed by inmates at HMYOI Polmont. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the performance of ‘Home; A Philosophy’ devised by Jeremy Weller and Mark Traynor of the Grassmarket Project in partnership with Fife College and Creative Scotland, and written and performed by Polmont HMYOI […]

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Youth Justice Conference 2014

Linda Robb looks back at two of the biggest days in the CYCJ calendar… After all the planning, the decisions, the indecisions, the months of organisation, the anticipation, the last minute glitches, here we were at the 7th annual National Youth Justice Conference in Dundee. Allegedly the sunniest city in Scotland, there was not much […]

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Stay calm…and read about Moral Panics

David Orr advises us  not to panic… Recently, I attended the event Morals in Moral Panic, the fourth and final in the series of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded seminars exploring the phenomenon of moral panic as it relates to 21st century social issues and anxieties. One of the drivers for the seminar […]

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Zombie nation

When was the last time you opened your paper, and shuddered at a headline that involved ‘thugs’ ‘yobs’ or Glasgow grown favourite ‘neds’? The answer should be: hopefully not in a while. The type of tabloid fodder that used to work us into an apoplectic state as we sat at our breakfast tables – where […]

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The last taboo?

Death cafes, getting on with it and unresolved grief  – Nina Vaswani takes a brave look at the subject that affects us all but which we struggle to talk about… So I’ve been thinking a lot about death recently – morbid huh?  But whether we like to think about it or not, death is an […]

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Not just any day

March 18 was World Social Work Day. David Orr gives his account of how CYCJ joined the celebrations, and why for him it was well-timed… Well, hasn’t it been quite the time for celebration? As a social worker of Irish extraction I had not one but two reasons to be cheerful last week with a […]

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Research Unbound

Self-confessed “research geek” Nina Vaswani ponders her career direction and accessibility/credibility issues as the worlds of social media and academic publishing continue on a collision course… I have been thinking quite a lot recently about why I am doing research.  Don’t worry, I’m not having a crisis of confidence about my chosen career, but I have been reflecting on what […]

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