SCRA welcomes new Youth Justice Vision

Posted on 16th Jun 2021
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SCRA has welcomed the new Youth Justice Vision which was launched today.

Neil Hunter, SCRA’s Principal Reporter/Chief Executive, said: “The Youth Justice Vision and plan of action is a refreshing, forward-looking and progressive re-statement of Scotland’s commitment to a child-centred, welfare-based and outcome-focused approach to helping children and young people in conflict with the law.

“It is a modernised and contemporary re-emphasis of our collective commitment to the Kilbrandon principles which 50 or more years on still guide us. Whilst we are all entering a really complex policy and practice landscape over the next couple of years, the Youth Justice Vision and the associated actions have been stripped back to allow us to clearly understand what our focus and priorities need to be during this time.

“I hope that the Vision will be welcomed by practitioners, managers and leaders, policymakers across the sectors and by the public at large as a positive contribution to helping children and young people in our distinctive Scottish tradition.

“SCRA is committed to rigorously embracing the approach and will work with others to ensure that it is a real success.”


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