The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice is dedicated to supporting improvements in youth justice, contributing to better lives for individuals, families and communities.
Our vision is a Scotland where all individuals and communities are safe and flourish; and where Scottish youth justice practice, policy and research are internationally renowned and respected.
We contribute to this by developing, supporting and understanding youth justice practice, policy and research in Scotland, and through seeking and sharing learning internationally.
Our work centres on three key activities:
Practice Development: Working with practitioners and policy-makers in developing, supporting and coordinating activities to improve youth justice
Research: Undertaking, supporting and coordinating research which helps with understanding youth justice
Knowledge Exchange: Supporting the sharing and dissemination of knowledge
CYCJ is funded by the Scottish Government