It is with regret that we announce that the Interventions for Vulnerable Youth (IVY) service, based at the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) will be closing on October 31, 2019.
From this time, no new referrals will be accepted and the direct work with young people will end in October.
We appreciate that you will be concerned about what this means for these children and young people, which is why we are giving as much notice as is possible, so alternative services/support can be sought.
Work has been underway for several months, and previously years, to locate IVY within a new organisation as the service was not sustainable due to the year by year funding arrangement. Delivering the IVY service from a University base was always intended to be a pilot from which we looked to establish a more appropriate and sustainable home for the long term. Currently, there are no definite plans in place as to where IVY will be relocated, although it is hoped that an agreement will be reached in the near future, and CYCJ will continue to work with Scottish Government and partners to find a suitable solution.
CYCJ will continue to document the learning from and the impact of the IVY service to ensure this can be utilised in the future.
If you would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Fiona Dyer, Interim Director, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 444 8622.