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Scotland’s action programme to reduce youth crime 2002

Action programme aimed at children and young people up to the age of 16 who are offending and at those 17 year olds who are under a statutory supervision requirement. It recognises the need for a more integrated approach between the youth justice and adult criminal justice systems. This report sets out proposals to identify the first steps in achieving this.

The action and priorities that are detailed in this programme aim to address the challenges that need to be tackled if youth crime is to be reduced such as increasing public confidence in Scotland’s system of youth justice; giving victims a greater stake in Scotland’s system of youth justice; easing the transition between the youth justice and the adult criminal justice systems; and early intervention.

Advisory Group on Youth Crime
The Scottish Executive