youth justice

The use of the Youth Level of Service / Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) in Scotland

The Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI) is a generic risk assessment tool to assess the risk of future offending in young people aged between 12 and 17. The tool is used in a number of areas in Scotland but had not previously been comprehensively tested for use with this population.

Managing high risk youth pilot project: fact sheet 16

Overview of a project with the overarching aim to ensure all high risk young people and families, regardless of where they live, have access to best advice, practice assessment and interventions addressing their mental health, psychological and forensic risk and needs across Scotland.

Alternatives to custody - fact sheet 13

Fact sheet covering the topic of custody and young people and what alternatives are available.

Mental health and youth justice : fact sheet 10

This fact sheet 10 was published by the Youth Justice National Development Team at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW). It provides information about mental health and social justice.

The Edinburgh study of youth transitions and crime

The Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime is a programme of research that aims to address a range of fundamental questions about the causes of criminal and risky behaviours in young people.

The core of the programme is a major longitudinal study of a single cohort of around 4,000 young people who started secondary school in Edinburgh in the autumn of 1998.
 

Vulnerable girls and young women - fact sheet 8

Fact sheet on what works for vulnerable girls and young women in Scotland. 

Restorative practices and offending behaviour - Fact sheet 7

Fact sheet that makes the case for a practice that can benefit the person harmed by an offence, the person responsible and those residing in affected communities.

Young people with learning and communication difficulties and youth justice - Fact sheet 5

Factsheet that discussses the issue that adults and young people with learning and communication difficulties are over represented in prisons and the secure estate.

Turning young lives around: how health and justice services can respond to children with mental health problems and learning disabilities who offend

Briefing paper that has been prepared for youth justice professionals and practitioners, local government directors of children’s services and lead members, directors of public health, clinical commissioning groups and healthcare.

It will help to inform the development of Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies. It will be of particular use to those involved in commissioning services, and for those concerned to ensure that the particular needs of children who offend, especially those with mental health problems and learning disabilities, are recognised and met.