SCYJ and Agenda Young Women’s Justice project

SCYJ is excited to announce we have been awarded funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales to work in partnership with Agenda, the Alliance for Women and Girls at Risk, to explore transitions for girls approaching young adulthood while in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS).

The two-year ‘Young Women’s Justice’ project will engage with girls and young adult women, front-line practitioners, and other experts to:

  • build a strong and credible evidence base about the needs of girls and young women in contact with the CJS;
  • influence government policy and strategies to take account of younger women, with a focus on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and care experienced girls and young women;
  • enable the development of effective practice through more gender and age-informed policy;
  • empower girls and young women as advocates to safely share their experiences and use their voices to make change.

Read more here.