Youth justice strategy 2015 to 2020: delivery of the priorities - progress report

This paper outlines the progress made against the priorities of the youth justice strategy 'Preventing Offending: Getting it Right for Children and Young People' over its 5 year lifespan.


The strategy was developed with a wide range of partners including Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA), Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS), Police Scotland, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ). The Youth Justice Improvement Board (YJIB) was set up in 2016 to provide governance for the strategy.

The strategy was based on the vision of Scotland being the best place to grow up, and continued to promote a child-centred, preventative approach reiterating the Kilbrandon philosophy of responding to deeds in the context of needs and the criticality of supporting young people in line with Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC). The key priority themes for delivery were Advancing the Whole System Approach; Improving Life Chances; and Developing Capacity and Improvement.



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