We were delighted to work with the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) to produce Journey through Justice, an online resource that will help children and young people understand the journey through the youth justice system, following being charged with an offence by the police.
The name of the resource, as well as its look and content, was devised by young people from a number of settings, working closely with CYCJ and Iriss. Claire Lightowler, Director of CYCJ, said:
We firmly believe that the resources we produce for young people require their direct input in order to be truly effective in helping them through difficult times. That’s why we involved young people from the start of the Journey through Justice process, to find out what they would like to get out of it and what would work best for them. We hope that it will be a useful support to young people faced with going through the justice system, helping them to understand what is happening and why.
Journey through Justice is a development of Youth and Criminal Justice in Scotland: The Young Person’s Journey, which aims to simplify how the youth and criminal justice system works for under 18s in Scotland.