Young people – be the change you want to see

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and Staf are seeking young people aged 16 to 25 with experience of the care and justice systems to join a youth justice advisory group, as part of the Youth Justice Voices participation project.

A joint collaboration between CYCJ and Staf and funded by the Life Changes Trust, the project will use creative ways to enable young people to both explore and share their experiences with policymakers, managers and the Scottish Government.

The project is headed by Youth Participation Officer, Ruth Kerracher, who splits her time between the two organisations, drawing on Staf’s track record of supporting young people with lived experience and CYCJ’s connections to practice, policy and research.

It is hoped that this project will go some way towards addressing the deficit encountered by young people who have little opportunity to shape the services that seek to support them.

Ruth says:

“By taking part in the advisory group, young people will get to decide what the project will focus on and how we can get others involved, learn new skills and access opportunities and get involved in fun and creative activities whilst making new friends. We would be very grateful if people could share this with the young people they know and work with.”

Young people who are interested in finding out more are invited to attend a pizza, games and info session on Monday, April 1, 5-7pm at Staf, Edward House, Sauchiehall Street, G2 3EX. If you cannot make this date, please contact Ruth to arrange a convenient time and space in which to meet -workers are also very welcome to come along.

Contact ruth@staf.scot or call 07940 068343.

Contact Us

Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

(0141) 444 8622

cycj@strath.ac.uk

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