Preventing offending is key to our vision of Scotland as the best place to grow up.

We focus on tackling the causes of offending by young people and supporting them to change their behaviour, with the aim of avoiding them entering the criminal justice system.

Actions

We are delivering on the priorities set out in our youth justice strategy 2015 to 2020.

Our work includes:

Implementation of the youth justice strategy is being driven by the Youth Justice Improvement Board.

Background

We published a report in June 2017 updating on progress made since we published our 2015 youth justice strategy. This builds on the progress that’s already been made, and sets out our priorities for 2015 to 2020:

Preventing offending: Getting it right for children and young people: progress report

Bills and legislation

Contact

Email: youth.justice@gov.scot

Telephone: 0131 244 5443

Post:
Care and Justice Division
Scottish Government
Area 2-B North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ