While youth offending in Scotland has declined, the costs to those involved – the victim, perpetrator and society as a whole – are significant. But what do we know about young people involved in offending? Are they really either a victim or a perpetrator? What are the costs involved in stopping offending? And how can we all help to reduce the costs of youth offending?
This event, hosted by CYCJ as part of Engage with Strathclyde week, will invite you to consider these questions. You’ll also hear from researchers, practitioners and young people who will share their research and experiences.
Dr Gillian Henderson from SCRA will present on research into backgrounds and outcomes for children aged 8 to 11 years old who have been referred to the Children’s Reporter for offending. Scott Khalil of SACRO will discuss the costs to victims and restorative justice, and Includem will give an input on the needs of young people involved in offending.
There will be an opportunity for open discussion and networking to learn from each other.
Registration opens at 5pm, for a 5.30pm start.