What a difference a year makes (or does it)?
For the last three years, CYCJ has published information on the number of young people in custody and secure care on a monthly basis and reviewed trends each quarter. Having changed our reporting system in December 2015, we now have two years’ worth of monthly average data to compare. This blog aims to highlight these […]
The New York Way: Part One
CYCJ’s Practice Development Manager, Fiona Dyer, writes about her findings and experiences from a whirlwind visit to The Big Apple to meet with youth and criminal justice practitioners and share knowledge internationally. Going to New York City for work was a pretty amazing experience. I mean, it’s not every day that you get that opportunity! So […]
A global concern: why sharing youth justice practice is a smart move
In our latest Raising Youth Justice blog post, CYCJ Associate Stuart Allardyce reflects on shared youth justice practice, from Scotland, to Chile and beyond, and how this knowledge exchange can bring us together to tackle shared challenges. With our TV screens filled every night with heart-rending images of individuals and families displaced by the war in Syria, […]
Bringing Up Baby – how do innocent babies become young offenders?
CYCJ’s Research Fellow Nina Vaswani reflects on new motherhood and questions how it is that some babies will one day become involved in youth offending. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that I’ve been very quiet over the past few months. I’ve been working away on an exciting new project – namely the ‘How to […]
‘Spot the difference’: Sweden International Case Study
How does secure care in Sweden differ from secure care practice in Scotland, and what can we learn from our Swedish colleagues? CYCJ’s Practice Development Advisor, Carole Dearie, reports back from a two-day international case study, discussing some valuable insights gained about secure care practice for vulnerable and high risk girls in Sweden, and how this […]
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). […]
Youth offending and the rise of ‘Outward Bound’
While evaluating the referral stage of Youth Advantage Outreach (YAO) recently one of the images from a phone interview that stuck in my head was of a policeman falling off a badly made raft into a river while ‘young offenders’ looked on and laughed. In my imagination they are laughing with and not at this […]