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Introducing the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (CYCJ)

I am delighted to let you know that CYCJ’s name has changed! From today, we will be known as the Children and Young People's Centre for Justice (remaining CYCJ for short).

CYCJ adapts 'Rights Respecting' work for a younger audience

We’re excited to announce that we’ve adapted our 2020 report calling for ‘rights respecting’ reform to Scotland’s youth justice system into a version for younger readers, giving them an understanding of the issues and challenges around Scotland’s youth justice system.

CYCJ publishes research into the impact of COVID-19 on justice experienced children and young people

Today we have published our research report into the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people in Scotland, which shows that Scotland’s children and young people are feeling increasingly isolated in lockdown, as restrictions continue.

UKPRP SIPHER Consortium

Kat Smith has recently begun working on the newly funded UKPRP SIPHER Consortium (https://sipher.ac.uk/), which is using complex systems modelling to try to achieve a shift from health policy to healthy public policy.

Comic aims to help young people deal with grief

A comic aimed at helping young people deal with grief and bereavement has been produced in a Scottish Universities Insight Institute funded project involving BRIG members Susan, Sally and Nina and colleagues at the University of Dundee.