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13 October 2020

The impact of terrorism concerns on the Youth Court’s treatment of Detention and Training Orders (DTOs) – R(X) v Ealing Youth Court

An application for judicial review was refused on the basis that there was no restriction, neither by the power-giving statutory instrument nor by the non-statutory guidance, on the power of the youth court to order a late DTO release. This entitled the youth court to take into consideration the concerns about the increased risk to the public of terrorist activity unless release was delayed.

30 September 2020

YJLC pleased to announce collaboration with Doughty Street Chambers on future Legal Guides

The Children’s Rights Group at Doughty Street Chambers and the Youth Justice Legal Centre at Just for Kids Law are delighted to announce their formal collaboration on a series of legal guides on key youth justice issues. Each guide will be launched with a webinar led by a panel of experts. The first in the series, intermediaries for child defendants, will take place on Thursday 08 October 2020.

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