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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The last taboo?
Death cafes, getting on with it and unresolved grief – Nina Vaswani takes a brave look at the subject that affects us all but which we struggle to talk about… So I’ve been thinking a lot about death recently – morbid huh? But whether we like to think about it or not, death is an […]
Should we be bothering the Gods of Knowledge?
Charlotte Bozic attended the UK’s first Knowledge Mobilisation Forum, which took place in London. Here, she talks about knowledge gods, Second Life and why knowledge mobilisation really is worth the bother. ‘Knowledge mobilisation…why bother?’ If the query of one delegate had been taken literally, it could have ended the discussions at the first UK Knowledge […]