The Glasgow Youth Court is a judicially-led initiative, which has been supported by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP). It has been operational since June 2021. Functioning within the Glasgow Sheriff Court, it covers those aged between 16 and 24 years old.
CYCJ was commissioned by GCHSCP to undertake research into the workings of the Glasgow Youth Court, with the aim of: understanding the implementation, design and operation of the Youth Court; evaluating data relating to Youth Court outcomes; and evidencing how the Youth Court is experienced by a range of key stakeholders.
It is our hope that some of the evidence gathered in the report will be of value to those looking to introduce/develope a youth court approach elsewhere in Scotland.
During our research we found that a lot of young people weren’t sure what to expect, so we made this video for young people, their families/carers and the social workers who support them, presented by Kev Lafferty of Youth Justice Voices / Staf : https://youtu.be/Hrwc-zZiDnc