Organisations We Work With

We currently work with the following organisations. If you would like to be involved in the work of the Centre please 

NAYJNAYJ (National Association of Youth Justice)

The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) is the only membership organisation which exclusively campaigns for the rights of and justice for children and young people in trouble with the law.

NAYJ was formed in 1995 following the amalgamation of two existing organisations, the Association for Youth Justice and the National Intermediate Treatment Federation and in 2010 became a registered charity.

NAYJ seeks to promote the welfare of children and young people in the Youth Justice system in England by campaigning, lobbying, publishing practice and policy papers and providing training events and conferences.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the NAYJ is to promote the rights of, and justice for, children in trouble.


Manchester youth CouncilManchester Youth Council

We are a group of democratically elected young people who represent our peers Manchester wide. We are always recruiting young people from different areas, backgrounds, faiths and communities across Manchester. Our young people are aged 13-24 and come from many different groups such as: Youth Panels, Voice box, Schools, Colleges and voluntary groups from across Manchester.

We have our own designated Meeting room and Office at Manchester Town Hall, Room 137 (behind the Lloyd Street entrance reception desk on the ground floor). Our office is vibrant and a young person friendly environment to come and meet and work in. It has a beautiful view overlooking Albert Square. 


positive StepsPositive Steps

Positive Steps provides a range of targeted and integrated services to young people and adults designed to get them on the right track and fulfil their potential.



YJBYouth Justice Board

We oversee the youth justice system in England and Wales. We work to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending or re-offending. We ensure custody is safe and secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour. We are an organisation of around 230 people. Our headquarters are in London, and we have regional offices throughout England and Wales.

Within England and Wales we’re responsible for:

From 2014 to 2015, our priorities will be to:


Department for Education


Arts and Humanities Research Council


Economic and Social Research Council


Welsh Government