The Children’s and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) is dedicated to supporting improvements in youth justice, contributing to better lives for individuals, families and communities.

Our vision is a Scotland where all individuals and communities are safe and flourish; and where Scottish youth justice practice, policy and research are internationally renowned and respected.

We contribute to this by developing, supporting and understanding youth justice practice, policy and research in Scotland, and through seeking and sharing learning internationally.

Our work centres on three key activities:

  • Practice Development: Working with practitioners and policy-makers in developing, supporting and coordinating activities to improve youth justice
  • Research: Undertaking, supporting and coordinating research which helps with understanding youth justice
  • Knowledge Exchange: Supporting the sharing and dissemination of knowledge

CYCJ is primarily funded by the Scottish Government and hosted by the University of Strathclyde.

Download CYCJ’s Strategy: 2020-2025.

Download CYCJ Workplan 2018/2019.

Download CYCJ Strategy 2017-2019

Get in touch via or call 0141 444 8622. For media enquiries, please contact Charlotte Morris on 0141 444 8705 or

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

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