The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) is the only individual membership organisation which exclusively campaigns for the rights of and justice for children 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 in the youth justice system in England by campaigning, lobbying, publishing practice and policy papers and providing training events and conferences.

NAYJ is a member of the Alliance for Youth Justice, www.ayj.org.uk and of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, www.crae.org.uk

NAYJ is also a member of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory www.ijjo.org and a founder member of the End Child Imprisonment Campaign