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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Bringing Up Baby – how do innocent babies become young offenders?

CYCJ’s Research Fellow Nina Vaswani reflects on new motherhood and questions how it is that some babies will one day become involved in youth offending. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I’ve been very quiet over the past few months. I’ve been working away on an exciting new project – namely the ‘How to […]

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Supporting children of offenders: the i-HOP Quality Statements & Toolkit

Our latest guest blog post comes from the team behind Barnardo’s fantastic new resource, the i-HOP Quality Statements and Toolkit. This comprehensive, easy to use tool includes examples of innovative practice and useful action checklists for services, in order to better support the children of offenders.  Every year, an estimated 200,000 children per year in […]

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‘Spot the difference’: Sweden International Case Study

How does secure care in Sweden differ from secure care practice in Scotland, and what can we learn from our Swedish colleagues? CYCJ’s Practice Development Advisor, Carole Dearie, reports back from a two-day international case study, discussing some valuable insights gained about secure care practice for vulnerable and high risk girls in Sweden, and how this […]

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Practitioner and media perspectives on youth offending: Impact on professional practice

Our latest guest blog post, written by Daniela Rodriguez, MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice student at the University of Edinburgh, explores the impact and influence of depictions of youth crime in the media, and how this subsequently affects practitioners’ work with vulnerable youths. Public perceptions of youth offending regard juveniles as becoming increasingly violent (Hough and Roberts, 2012). […]

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Spotlight on Roadshows – Reintegration and Transitions

The CYCJ roadshows involve our team travelling to locations across Scotland to meet with and deliver training to youth justice practitioners working in local authorities, voluntary sector organisations, residential settings and other relevant areas.  In this blog post, CYCJ’s Debbie Nolan explains what the Reintegration and Transitions roadshow involves, and how it can benefit practitioners. When talking […]

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Throughcare with young people – what next?

In this blog post CYCJ’s Debbie Nolan shares some of the learnings from the SOLD Network event on 21 October 2015 and poses the question, “Throughcare with Young People – we know what the research tells us, so what next?” On 21 October 2015 I had the pleasure of facilitating a workshop, titled “Throughcare with young […]

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Spotlight on Roadshows – Core skills with challenging young people

Having written on the subject of the high risk roadshow last month, this month CYCJ’s Stewart Simpson shines the spotlight on the ‘Core skills with challenging young people topic’, in order to share some experience of the roadshows CYCJ delivers across Scotland. Well as promised, here it goes! “Core skills” (and what they are) is […]

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Keeping you informed of the figures

We’ve been keeping you informed of the figures….So what are they telling us? CYCJ’s Debbie Nolan explains how analysing the data on the number of young people in custody and secure care can help us to identify trends and in turn, better meet the needs of vulnerable youth. For the previous nine months via the e-bulletin, […]

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