The Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is seeking the views of children and young people to shape restorative justice in Scotland.
A short survey gives those aged up to 25 the chance to voice how the process may look and feel moving forward. The survey will also gather views on an animation clip developed with Community Justice Scotland.
Please share this with children and young people and organisations who work with them to ensure their voices are heard.
The survey is part of CYCJ’s ongoing work with Community Justice Scotland to deliver the Scottish Government’s Restorative Justice Action Plan 2019-2023. CYCJ’s Pamela Morrison is leading on this, ensuring the rights and needs of children and young people are considered and met throughout.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Thank you in advance for completing and/or disseminating this survey.
RJ in brief
Restorative Justice is a term that emerged in the 1970s as an alternative to traditional justice processes. It is a process of independent, facilitated contact between those who have experienced harm and those responsible for that harm. RJ allows those with a stake in the outcome of a crime related intervention or conflict to communicate in a safe and structured way.
Although many Western societies began using restorative justice in the 1970s, it was not recognised in Scotland until the 1990s. Much of the use of restorative justice in Scotland has been for low level offending and for offences committed by children and young people. In the early 2000s restorative justice services were funded by the Scottish Executive to specifically deal with offending by children and young people. Read more about RJ.