Journey Through Justice

Author: Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice
Category: Children in conflict with the law

8th August 2017

Together with IRISS, the CYCJ have launched a new resource to assist children and young people in understanding the journey through the youth justice system following being charged with an offence by the police.

Journey through Justice is a development of The Young Person's Journey, an online resource that aims to simplify how the youth and criminal justice system works for under 18s in Scotland, now updated for 2017.

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."

CYCJ is very keen to make young people, their families and supporters aware of this valuable resource. Journey through Justice postcards will be placed in police stations, social work waiting rooms, schools and other relevant places - get in touch if you would like copies for distribution in your workplace.

CYCJ will be adding to Journey through Justice as further resources become available. If you have any feedback or links you would like to add, please contact mailto: cycj@strath.ac.uk.