The justice system for under 18s in Scotland

This guide describes the stages in the justice process for under 18s in Scotland, from suspicion of having committed an offence through to support after completion of sentence.

Mapping the child’s journey

For simplicity, this guide depicts the journey as a sequence of stages on an interactive map.

This resource has been created with input from the following organisations

Children and Young People's Centre for Justice Scottish Prison Service The Scottish Government - Riaghaltas na h-Alba Supporting Offenders with Learning Disabilities Families Outside Risk Management Authority Scotland NHS Forth Valley North Lanarkshire Council Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum

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