The Youth Justice Legal Centre is part of Just for Kids Law.
The Judicial College have published their updated Reporting Restrictions in the Criminal Courts. The guidance by the Judicial College, Media Lawyers Association, News Media Association and Society of Editors was published in April 2015 (and revised in May 2016).
The Youth Justice Legal Centre (YJLC) has been shortlisted by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2016 in the ‘Access to Justice through IT’ category.
The Prison Reform Trust’s independent review chaired by Lord Laming has found that children in care are six times more likely than other young people to be cautioned or convicted of a crime.
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has announced proposals to ensure advocates appearing in the Youth Court or proceedings involving youths are specialists, able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of youth justice law as well as the ability to engage and communicate with children.
In January 2016, BBC Panorama revealed serious mistreatment of children at the G4S run Medway Secure Training Centre (STC). In response, the Secretary of State for Justice created an Independent Improvement Board for Medway.
The Sentencing Council has produced a consultation on its Overarching Principles, looking specifically at sentencing youths, sexual offences and robbery.
The Judicial College has published The Crown Court Compendium (May 2016), providing guidance on directing the jury in Crown Court trials and when sentencing. It contains specific guidance on the sentencing of children.
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