Tackling Youth Offending in Scotland: The Dumfries and Galloway Example

Published 29 Jun 2015
Reference 6026
Topic Strategy
Region Europe
Summary

Following the victory of the Scottish Nationalist Party in the 2008 elections, the Scottish Government had some complex societal issues to tackle, such as youth offending. The case describes the issue, the approach taken to address it, and how an integrated "whole of government" solution was imposed and implemented at the local level.

Teaching objectives

To illustrate how a "whole of government" approach at the local level can reduce youth delinquency, and analyze how the integrative approach can be made to work.

Keywords
  • government reform
  • social services
  • youth delinquency
  • "whole of government" approach
  • collaboration across government branches
  • local administrative reform
  • organizational change
  • Q41415
  • European Competitiveness
  • Europe
  • Government and Policy