Two online interactive resources, Youth and Criminal Justice in Scotland: the Young Person’s Journey and the accompanying Journey through Justice, designed by the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and Iriss, have been updated and revised for 2019.
Both resources aim to help children and young people who have been charged with an offence by the police, and their families/carers, to understand what happens when you enter the criminal justice system.
Fiona Dyer, Interim Director of CYCJ, said:
As far as possible children and young people should be kept out of the youth and criminal justice system, and progress to achieve this so far has been encouraging. However, for those who do end up in formal systems, the experience can be confusing and frightening and it can be difficult for children and young people, their families, and professionals to know where to find readily accessible, coordinated information. That’s why we produced these resources, and hope that the young people who use it – and those supporting them – find it to be helpful and informative.
We're delighted to be a partner in this work alongside CYCJ, Scottish Prison Service, The Scottish Government, SOLD, Families Outside, St. Mary’s Kenmure, RMA, NHS Forth Valley, Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum, North Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration, Kibble and The Good Shepherd Centre.
Read the full CYCJ news release. If you would like to contribute to these resources, please contact the CYCJ team at firstname.lastname@example.org.