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Reece’s Story

Reece’s Story

Episode 1 of ‘Our Justice’

A mini-series of true stories and conversations, co-produced with young people with experience of the Scottish justice system.

In this episode we hear from 25-year-old Reece, who works at a nightclub and is training to be a social worker. He talks about going into witness protection as a young person, and navigating his Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis. 

This is a Boldface Production, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland and the Empathy Museum. 

Content warning:

This episode mentions drug use, mental health-related diagnosis, and intimate partner violence. If you are affected by anything you hear, please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations offering support.

Episode production credits: 

Training: Jesse Lawson + Arlie Adlington

Editing and Sound Design: Nada Smiljanic

Mixing: Nada Smiljanic

Executive Producer: Jesse Lawson

A text transcript is available at

More about this series:

In Our Justice, three young people explore personal and societal issues that led to contact with the Scottish Justice System. Over six episodes, Reece, Chris and Elio take it in turns to share their own experiences, then invite significant people in their lives to join them and reflect on what they’ve been through. Our Justice is an honest and person-centred exploration of criminal justice in Scotland. Each young person received presenting and interview training, and has shaped the structure of the series.