Reconviction among young people sentenced in the pilot Youth Courts

Summary

This project was to assess whether the pilot Youth Courts were more effective in bringing about reductions in recidivism, reconviction among Youth Court cases was compared with reconviction among three other groups of cases: those sentenced in the sheriff summary court and those sentenced in two comparator Sheriff Summary Courts over a similar period of time.  The work was requested by the Scottish Government and completed in 2009.