Amy, 19 had been involved with the youth justice system since she was 14 years of age. A number of challenges, including the death of her parents, led her to alcohol and drugs. Hearing from Amy reiterated what needs to be done to see the youth justice system change. We must see the child behind the crime.
The report compiled by Claire Lightowler is an excellent resource demonstrating how the UNCRC will be incorporated into youth justice
Child friending report - https://www.cycj.org.uk/resource/rights-respecting-scotlands-approach-to-children-in-conflict-with-the-law-child-friendly-version/
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