Practitioner and media perspectives on youth offending: Impact on professional practice

Our latest guest blog post, written by Daniela Rodriguez, MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice student at the University of Edinburgh, explores the impact and influence of depictions of youth crime in the media, and how this subsequently affects practitioners’ work with vulnerable youths. Public perceptions of youth offending regard juveniles as becoming increasingly violent (Hough and Roberts, 2012). […]

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Spotlight on Roadshows – Reintegration and Transitions

The CYCJ roadshows involve our team travelling to locations across Scotland to meet with and deliver training to youth justice practitioners working in local authorities, voluntary sector organisations, residential settings and other relevant areas.  In this blog post, CYCJ’s Debbie Nolan explains what the Reintegration and Transitions roadshow involves, and how it can benefit practitioners. When talking […]

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Throughcare with young people – what next?

In this blog post CYCJ’s Debbie Nolan shares some of the learnings from the SOLD Network event on 21 October 2015 and poses the question, “Throughcare with Young People – we know what the research tells us, so what next?” On 21 October 2015 I had the pleasure of facilitating a workshop, titled “Throughcare with young […]

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Spotlight on Roadshows – Core skills with challenging young people

Having written on the subject of the high risk roadshow last month, this month CYCJ’s Stewart Simpson shines the spotlight on the ‘Core skills with challenging young people topic’, in order to share some experience of the roadshows CYCJ delivers across Scotland. Well as promised, here it goes! “Core skills” (and what they are) is […]

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Spotlight on Roadshows – Managing High Risk

The CYCJ roadshows involve our team travelling to locations across Scotland to meet with and deliver training to youth justice practitioners working in local authorities, voluntary sector organisations, residential settings and other relevant areas.  In this blog post, CYCJ’s Stewart Simpson explains what the Managing High Risk roadshow entails, and how it can benefit practitioners. […]

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SCLC Youth Justice event & reflecting on the WSA (Whole Systems Approach)

In this blog post, CYCJ’s Stewart Simpson reports back from the Scottish Child Law Centre’s Youth Justice conference and reflects on the WSA – Whole Systems Approach, or more holes than Swiss cheese? Debbie Nolan and I attended the Scottish Child Law Centre Youth Justice event on 11th September on behalf of CYCJ. Co-chaired by Dame […]

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Preventing Offending: Getting it right for children and young people

In her latest blog post, CYCJ Director Claire Lightowler looks at the new Scottish Government youth justice strategy and examines how this document will influence and affect youth justice in Scotland. A new strategy was published by the Scottish Government in June 2015 to guide our collective endeavours to improve youth justice in Scotland. The […]

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Research in practice

CYCJ’s new Research Assistant, Yanna Papadodimitraki, gives us an insight into her hopes and goals for youth justice, and shares her thoughts on the potential of combining research and practice. So, here I am.  After a brief time at the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), to the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ), […]

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Reflecting on ‘Conviction: violence, culture and a shared public service agenda’ by John Carnochan

CYCJ’s Director, Claire Lightowler, reflects on ‘Conviction: violence, culture and a shared public service agenda’ in the latest Raising Youth Justice blog post, and shares her thoughts on what this book by John Carnochan can teach us about supporting change across youth justice. It’s rare for me to read a book straight through in one sitting, but as soon […]

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