Success for four out of ten
An evaluation of the three-year CueTen project, carried out by Lancaster University researchers, found that the 26-week programme was too demanding for the rest, who were mostly aged 15. Those who stayed from beginning to end tended to have been charged less frequently in the previous 12 months.
Most of the offences committed by the 86 offenders involved dishonesty, minor assaults, public order offences, fire-raising and vandalism.
The project, managed by Apex Scotland, was set up to reduce offending by changing attitudes to training and employment.