Youth Justice Participation Worker
Ruth works in partnership with CYCJ and Staf as a Youth Justice Participation Worker, a post funded by the Life Changes Trust. She leads on the Youth Justice Voices project which is a national creative participation project for young people aged 16-25 which aims to influence change and amplify the voice of care-experienced young people within the justice system. Ruth makes connections, links and relationships with young people who have experience of the justice systems, supports them to participate in decision-making fora and uses what she has learned to influence the work being undertaken through Implementation Groups. The project is led by a steering group of young people called Youth Just Us in the community, and Inside Out alongside Barnardo’s in HMP&YOI Polmont. Ruth also runs a monthly online participation practitioners’ forum.