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.
Fact sheet covering the topic of custody and young people and what alternatives are available.
The Justice Committee believes that the effective rehabilitation of offenders is vital in order to reduce crime levels, reduce the economic and social costs of crime and help create a safer Scotland. It also enables those individuals who have offended, for a variety of reasons, to choose a better life for themselves, their families and communities.
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.
Fact sheet on what works for vulnerable girls and young women in Scotland.
Factsheet that discusses the issue that adults and young people with learning and communication difficulties are over represented in prisons and the secure estate.
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.
Guidance on attending a children's hearing regarding young people at risk of secure accommodation.
Describes what is required of professionals undertaking assessments with young people who offend.