“Collaborating for rights-respecting justice”

The Children’s and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) works towards ensuring that Scotland’s approach to children and young people in conflict with the law is rights-respecting, contributing to better outcomes for our children, young people and communities.

We produce robust internationally ground-breaking work, bringing together children and young people’s contributions, research evidence, practice wisdom and system know-how to operate as a leader for child and youth justice thinking in Scotland and beyond.

Our focus is on three key activities:

Participation and engagement: amplifying the voices of children and young people.

Practice and policy development: developing, supporting and improving justice for children and young people.

Research: Improving our understanding of justice for children and young people.

These activities are underpinned and connected by communication and knowledge exchange work, which is focused on improving awareness of evidence in different forms, and supporting dialogue between different perspectives, types of knowledge and viewpoints.

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

Download CYCJ’s Strategy: 2020-2025

Download CYCJ’s Workplan 2020/2021

Download CYCJ Workplan 2018/2019

Download CYCJ Strategy 2017-2019

Get in touch via or call 0141 444 8622. 

Contact Us

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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