Preparations are under way to hold a youth recruitment event in Aberdeen.
Scottish Government cash is being invested into efforts to help struggling youngsters considering running away from home.
A leading psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee an independent review of the mental health support services available to young people behind bars.
A new one-off grant to help young people with the costs of starting work will be introduced as soon as possible, Scotland’s Social Security Secretary has said.
Legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 should be enacted as soon as possible to “stop the criminalisation of eight-year-olds”, MSPs have heard.
Groups helping young people in the north-east are being given the opportunity to benefit from grant funding of up to £10,000.
The brains of young people with the most severe forms of antisocial behaviour are “wired differently” to others – providing clues as to why they struggle to control and regulate their emotions, researchers say.