Apex Scotland hosted its 2014 Annual Lecture on Tuesday 2 September at the Signet Library in Edinburgh. Professor Lesley McAra from the University of Edinburgh spoke to a full house on the topic of Crime and Justice: A Vision for Modern Scotland. Presenting an argument for early intervention, including support for Apex’s Inclusion service, she brought not only the conclusions on the latest set of results from the Edinburgh Youth Transitions Study but challenged the allocation of resources to high end reactive programmes rather than towards services which might reduce the number of people who could ultimately require them.
It was an enjoyable and challenging evening which prompted much discussion at the reception afterwards. A video of the lecture can be viewed here.