When practice makes imperfect

With one foot in CYCJ and the other in social work practice, David Orr reflects on his time spent with the Centre… It’s the phones you notice. You are either on one, waiting for one to ring, waiting for someone to answer one or working out whether you have been screened out by Caller I.D. […]

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Trafficking: why it’s everyone’s business

Charlotte Bozic and Jill McAfee write about why working together and taking a child-centered approach is key to tackling child trafficking, following the ‘Child Trafficking: A Scottish Perspective’ conference. On October 29, the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice held a conference to raise awareness of trafficked children in Scotland and the practice issues of identification, assessment […]

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The life and times of a PhD student

Fern Gillon, who is working with CYCJ as part of her research into diverting young people from crime, shares what it’s like to embark on a PhD in this funny and honest blog. Where to start? I have every book titled, “how to…PhD/Postgrad study” but week one and two have still been a bit of […]

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Five Nations and the complexity of youth justice

Carole Dearie attended the 2014 Five Nations Conference, held in Cardiff. Here she talks about complexity, youth justice and why we’re still not getting it right for the girls… The theme of the Five Nations Conference held in Cardiff was ‘Understanding Complexity: the challenge for Youth Justice’.  The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones (Prif Weinidog […]

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A young person’s tale

Kate* is a 28 year old who would like a career in youth justice.  She was involved in offending between the ages of 14 to 27, and was first convicted at the age of 18. Kate is currently working with CYCJ to share her experiences and reflections on the youth justice system, via blog posts […]

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Pride of Polmont

Charlotte Bozic attended the premiere of ‘Home: A Philosophy’, performed by inmates at HMYOI Polmont. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the performance of ‘Home; A Philosophy’ devised by Jeremy Weller and Mark Traynor of the Grassmarket Project in partnership with Fife College and Creative Scotland, and written and performed by Polmont HMYOI […]

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Youth Justice Conference 2014

Linda Robb looks back at two of the biggest days in the CYCJ calendar… After all the planning, the decisions, the indecisions, the months of organisation, the anticipation, the last minute glitches, here we were at the 7th annual National Youth Justice Conference in Dundee. Allegedly the sunniest city in Scotland, there was not much […]

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Stay calm…and read about Moral Panics

David Orr advises us  not to panic… Recently, I attended the event Morals in Moral Panic, the fourth and final in the series of Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded seminars exploring the phenomenon of moral panic as it relates to 21st century social issues and anxieties. One of the drivers for the seminar […]

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Zombie nation

When was the last time you opened your paper, and shuddered at a headline that involved ‘thugs’ ‘yobs’ or Glasgow grown favourite ‘neds’? The answer should be: hopefully not in a while. The type of tabloid fodder that used to work us into an apoplectic state as we sat at our breakfast tables – where […]

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