CYCJ and Staf are excited to announce that Youth Justice Voices, CYCJ and Staf’s national participation project, is embarking on a new partnership with Articulate Cultural Trust and Glaswegian artist Slang.
Funded by the Life Changes Trust, Youth Justice Voices was set up in April 2019 to amplify the voices of young people aged 16-25 with experience of the care and justice systems. Led by the project steering group ‘Youth Just Us’, this group is using creative ways to enable young people to be heard in the justice system, and explore and share their experiences with policymakers, managers, corporate parents and the Scottish Government.
With the support and guidance of Slang (Scott Lang) and Articulate, Youth Just Us will creatively explore their experiences, encapsulating what care and justice means to them. They will also have the opportunity to further the project’s identity and communicate key messages with their own exhibition.
Having grown up in one of Glasgow’s housing schemes, Slang uses spray paint, stencils and photomontage to explore the intrinsic link between this and his own sense of identity. His work deals with themes such as cultural identity, the oppressive brutalist architecture prevalent in the city’s schemes, stereotypes and gang culture.
Youth Just Us are always on the lookout for new members. If you’re aged 16-25 with care and justice experience or are working with young people who might be interested in getting involved in this exciting new project contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The project will take place soon on Mondays (5-7pm) in central Glasgow (dates tbc). Travel expenses covered and young people are welcome to bring a worker. Please note there are limited spaces.