CYCJ advocates for greater levels of participation in all aspects of decision making. However, we have yet to systematically include the voice of those with recent lived experience.
We have primarily focussed on support to practitioners and policy makers. Yet becoming the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice in August 2020 required a strategic shift in how we seek out, listen to, and act on the views of those with lived experience of the justice systems.
In 2021 we published our first Participation and Engagement Strategy, co-produced with the young people of Youth Justice Voices and STARR, Scotland’s only curated space for secure care experienced children, young people and adults.
Who are we?
Please contact us if you know of any children and young people who may want to get involved in the work we do – or if you have ideas to share or would like to find out more.
Here we’ve shared links to resources, research and other participation based work that children, young people and adults with lived experience have contributed to. This includes resources aimed at children and young people, to help give them an understanding of the justice system and issues we are challenging.