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Restorative Justice Services in a youth justice context are currently operating in almost every local authority in Scotland. (Click the map or download the Census below for local details).


National protocols for referrals to restorative justice services by Reporters and Children’s Hearings can be found in the downloadable documents below.

"Restorative Justice Services in the Children's Hearing System"

Published by the Scottish Executive, July 2005 -


Restorative Justice Services: Census

Documents and Links

Case Study 1

Best Practice Guidance for Restorative Practitioners and their Case Supervisors and Line Managers (Scotland) June 2008

Children's Hearings

The Leuven Declaration (1997) on the Advisability of Promoting the Restorative Approach to Juvenile Crime

Restorative Justice Services for children and young people and those harmed by their behaviour

Map of ScotlandGlasgow and StrathclydeEdinburgh and LothiansTayside, Central and FifeHighlands and IslandsSouth and BordersAberdeen and North East

Click on the map for local information on restorative youth justice services.

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