The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) supports improvement in youth justice, contributing to better lives for individuals 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 and hosted by the University of Strathclyde.

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