The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice invites you to attend the national launch event of ‘Youth and Criminal Justice in Scotland: The Young Person’s Journey’, a new online resource that guides young people, their families and professionals through each stage of the youth and criminal justice process for people under the age of 18 in Scotland. This resource has been developed in conjunction with a number of key stakeholders.
CYCJ, in partnership with Iriss, has led a multi-disciplinary working group to develop an online guide that aims to simplify how the youth and criminal justice system works for under 18s in Scotland.
The project stems from:
-Practitioner feedback on the usefulness of the Iriss/CJSWDC throughcare map developed back in 2006 (which is now out of date);
-Research findings on the bewilderment and difficulties often faced by young people and their families in understanding the youth and criminal justice system; subsequent feelings of being lost and unsupported in these processes; and recommendations from research on the need to ensure the provision of clear information about court processes and sentencing decisions;
-Acknowledgement of the questions frequently asked by practitioners about specific parts of the young person’s journey and the broadening of the youth justice workforce;
-Recognition of the lack of readily accessible, coordinated information for young people, their families and professionals on the youth and criminal justice system for under 18s in Scotland.
The resource will be launched by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs.
Light refreshments will be provided.
- Tuesday, 26 January 2016 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)
- Collins Building – 16 Richmond Street. University of Strathclyde. Glasgow G1 1XQ
- This event is free to attend. Click here to register for the event.