During 2019, CYCJ undertook an evaluation exercise to better understand its impact on youth justice.
The exercise was conducted with independent evaluator Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin and jointly funded with the Scottish Government.
Over a period of six months, Catherine-Rose worked closely with CYCJ to better understand the centre’s work. This involved conducting interviews with team members and stakeholders, and joining conversations, meetings and activities to assess the impact that CYCJ is having on those who work across youth justice in Scotland and on young people’s experiences/outcomes.
Her resulting findings aim to support CYCJ in its mission to improve youth justice and continue to support Scotland to be the best place in the world for children to grow up.