Listen to young people discuss how past experiences have shaped their lives in the new podcast Our Justice.
Content warning: Discussion topics in ‘Our Justice’ include the care system, bullying, parental imprisonment, mental health and discrimination based on gender and sexuality. If you are affected by anything in ‘Our Justice’ please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations you can seek support and/or guidance from.
Episodes include a teenager talking about how they coped when their dad was sent to prison, another reveals his experience of the care and justice system as a child and a third shares details of his traumatic childhood, mental health struggles and ending up before a judge in court.
The young people sharing their stories were also helped in workshops to learn podcasting skills and interviewed people connected to meaningful parts of their life stories for other episodes. All six episodes are available now.
Episode five and six feature Chris talking about his experience of growing up in the care system from the age of four, how this impacted his life and how he came into contact with police from the age of 10. He reveals how he’s now helping to shape the future for other young people in touch with the justice system.
Chris also interviews a development co-ordinator for Young People with care experience and they discuss different aspects of the care system in Scotland.
How to listen:
You can listen by heading to the Community Justice Scotland webpage.
About Community Justice Scotland
Community Justice Scotland works to change the conversation about justice. We believe that smart justice based on the best evidence of what works will prevent offending, repair lives and improve communities. We want Scotland to be the safest country in the world.
To find more about Community Justice Scotland, click here