1. Research and analysis

    11 Feb 2021

    What works to prevent youth violence: evidence summary

    This report draws together high-quality international evidence about what works to prevent youth violence, to inform policymakers and practitioners about the evidence base and effectiveness associated with different approaches and interventions.

  2. Advice and guidance

    05 Feb 2021

    Structured deferred sentences: guidance

    A high-level guide to the purpose, policy rationale and operation of structured deferred sentences in Scotland, for local authority justice social work services, youth justice services and relevant partners.

  3. Advice and guidance

    05 Oct 2020

    Secure care: pathway and standards

    The pathway and standards set out what all children in or on the edges of secure care in Scotland should expect across the continuum of intensive supports and services. They provide a framework for ensuring the rights of children and young people are respected and improve experiences and outcomes.

  4. Impact assessment

    02 Oct 2020

    Secure care pathway and standards: equality impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment (EQIA) for the secure care pathway and standards which provide all practitioners supporting children who are in or on the edge of secure care with clearer expectations that will improve practice.

  5. Consultation paper

    31 Oct 2019

    Youth justice standards: consultation

    We are seeking your views on Youth Justice Standards that would provide a framework for the audit of services which support children involved in offending behaviour.

  6. Advice and guidance

    25 Jan 2019

    Community Payback Order: practice guidance

    This updated guidance replaces 'National outcomes and standards for social work services in the criminal justice system: community payback order practice guidance' issued in 2010.

  7. Advice and guidance

    08 Jan 2019

    Bail supervision: national guidance

    Guidance for the operation of bail supervision services by local authority criminal justice social work and other agencies involved in service delivery that compliments local Community Justice Outcome Improvement Plans.

  8. Corporate report

    27 Nov 2018

    Prosecution of young people: report

    The Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland's thematic report on the prosecution of young people in the Sheriff and Justice of Peace courts.

  9. Progress report

    21 Jun 2017

    Youth justice strategy: progress report

    Report on the progress made since the publication of the youth justice strategy, 'Preventing offending: getting it right for children and young people', in 2015.