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New youth justice strategy announced, 17/06/15 [S]
Scotland’s new strategy to prevent children and young people from offending has been announced by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson as latest figures show the number of under 18s in custody has reduced by 70%.

Preventing Offending: Getting it right for children and young people, 17/06/15 [S]
Youth Justice strategy for Scotland, 2015-2020. With a strategic focus on advancing the Whole System Approach, improving life chances and developing capacity and improvement

Evaluation of the Whole System Approach to Young People who Offend in Scotland, 17/06/15 [S]
An evaluation of the Scottish Government's Whole System Approach for young People who Offend (WSA)

Stop and Search Research Oral Question, 26/02/15 [S]
During First MInisters Question Time on 26 February 2015 Alison McInnes (LD) asked the First Minister what the Scottish Government’s response is to claims that its officials and Police Scotland sought to influence the content and publication of Kath Murray’s PhD research into the use of stop and search.

Justice Sub-Committe on Policing take evidence on Stop and Search, 19/02/15 [S]
During its meeting of 19 February 2015 the Scottish Parliament Justice Sub-Committee on Policing took evidence on Stop and Search.

Stop and Search for Under-12's Oral Question, 19/02/15 [S]
During First Minister's Question Time on 19 February 2015 Willie Rennie (LD) asked the First Minister that Senior Police Officers had told us that stop and search for under-12s had ended, but it had not. They told us that the numbers that were released were wrong, but privately admitted that they were right. The police told us that they were forced to release the information, but that was wrong, too. Is this really good enough for our police and for Scotland?

Stop and Searches Motion, 16/02/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 16 February 2015 by Hanzala Malik (Lab) on Concern over End to Stop and Searches. The full text of the motion reads:

Stop and Search Children Under 12 Oral Question, 5/02/15 [S]
During First Ministers Question Time on 5 February 2015 Ruth Davidson (Con) asked the First Minister that this week, we found out that the police in Scotland have stopped and searched hundreds of children under the age of 12

Street Law Pilot Project Motion, 29/01/15 [S]
Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 29 January 2015 by Patricia Ferguson (Lab) on Street Law Project Piloted at St Roch’s Secondary School.

Women Offenders Debate, 28/01/15 [S]
Debate in the Scottish Parliament on 28 January 2015 on Women Offenders. The debate was opened by Kezia Dugdale (Lab).