Scottish Government launches new youth justice strategy

Date: 18th June 2021
Category: Child justice system

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This strategy looks at how Scotland can: meet the UNCRC obligations, provide information and support is provided for victims, use trauma informed approaches, extend the child hearing system for all 16- and 17-year-olds and work towards having no child in a Young Offenders Institution where possible and appropriate.

The strategy builds on the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice’s ‘Rights Respecting? Scotland’s approach to children in conflict with the law’ paper and The Promise’s key findings and calls to action.