Children and young people presenting a significant risk to others are often marginalised in society. This means they can be unable or unwilling to access the mainstream resources that could help them.
The CYCJ team has a number of psychologists who specialise in these issues and are trained to work with young people to assess risk and meet their needs. Working alongside a range of professionals and agencies, they provide ongoing support and promote best practice in mental health.
IVY (Interventions for Vulnerable Youth)
The IVY project was introduced by CYCJ to promote best practice in forensic mental health risk assessment and management for young people who offend.
The IVY team support social work assessments and interventions with young people in line with GIRFEC.
Although located at the University of Strathclyde, the project’s ambition is to ensure all high risk young people and families across Scotland have access to best advice, practice assessment and interventions addressing their mental health, psychological and forensic risk and needs.