Thinking About Justice

CYCJ’s research ‘Thinking About Justice’ explored children’s understanding, experiences of, and aspirations for, justice in Scotland.

The child led project, which was commissioned and funded by the Scottish Government and undertaken by Dr Fern Gillon, reports children feel justice should create an opportunity to learn from mistakes, get access to support, and lead to everyone having a second chance. It also found that children’s aspirations for justice include the voices of all children and young people being heard, increasing access to support and services, and ensuring equal and better treatment for everyone.

Thirty-two children participated in online and face-to-face youth-led workshops, with an open approach that encouraged the children to raise the issues that were important to them, using a variety of innovative and arts-based methods.

Findings from this research are available in a variety of formats:

Workshop resources will also be available for groups who may want to continue to help CYCJ build an understanding of children and young people’s thoughts, experiences and aspirations for justice.

Contact to find out more or speak to the researchers involved.

Download Thinking about Justice

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Children's and Young People's Centre for Justice
University of Strathclyde
Lord Hope Building, Level 6
141 St. James Road Glasgow G4 0LT

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