This Annual Report covers the period from April 2019 to March 2020.
During this time, we published ground-breaking research, hosted well-attended events and training sessions, and continued to provide strong practitioner support, despite recent global events which have forced us to adapt our working patterns.
Highlights include the publication of our positively acclaimed work on Scotland’s youth justice system and children’s rights; publishing key messages from five years’ worth of research into trauma, bereavement and loss; and undergoing a successful evaluation exercise as a centre and bringing people together to help us ‘future proof’ youth justice.
We also hosted visits from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP and the Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP; supported the development of our partnership projects; and took forward the work of the Scottish Government’s Youth Justice Strategy through implementation groups and forums.
Our international outreach has continued to grow, with visits to Ireland, Geneva and Wales enabling us to find out more about youth justice practice out with Scotland and develop new partnerships.
Throughout all this activity, CYCJ has continued to strive to meet the needs of the Scottish youth justice workforce and young people.