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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Empowering young people

Graham Connelly is feeling inspired by Boston’s empowerment of young people. This July, I visited the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment in the City of Boston, Massachusetts. I learned about the Participatory Budgeting Project, launched in January, which gives young people the power to decide priorities for spending a $1m budget. Thirty local organisations […]

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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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