This report, commissioned by GCHSCP, charts the development and impact to date of Glasgow Youth Court.
The Glasgow Youth Court is a judicially-led initiative, supported by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP), and was introduced in Glasgow Sheriff Court in June 2021. The court operates on a problem-solving basis, hearing the cases of those aged between 16 and 24 years old.
This report commissioned by GCHSCP, charts the development and impact to date of Glasgow Youth Court. Providing a 365-degree portrait of the Youth Court, the authors combine courtroom observation with testimony from a wide range of actors involved in the court; these include social workers, sheriffs, lawyers and, crucially, those young people whose cases have been heard at Youth Court. It outlines the key factors that affect young people’s courtroom experiences, as well as highlighting early indicators of the impact that the Glasgow Youth Court has had on young people’s participation, compliance and rehabilitation.