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). 

Our new name aims to communicate that CYCJ’s purpose is about improving justice for and with children and young people.

This is not just a name change but part of a wider strategy, which recognises that in addition to the changes for others, CYCJ also needs to change and do more to strengthen the participation of children, young people and their families in shaping and improving justice policy and practice. These changes are informed by some of the ways in which we are contributing to keeping the promise set out by the Independent Care Review, which was published in February 2020.

You can find out more about the thinking that led to this decision here.

We hope that this new name will help hold us to account, inviting questions about the extent to which our work involves children and young people (as well as practitioners, policy makers and researchers).

I would be grateful if you could update your records, websites and contacts accordingly. If you require a copy of our new logo, please email us at

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me or the team.

We look forward to working with you on the next stage of this exciting journey!