Augusta joined YJLC in January 2020 as a specialist youth justice lawyer and policy officer. She works to effect nationwide systemic change in the youth justice system through policy influencing and public affairs work. Through the YJLC free national legal advice line, she provides legally accurate information, advice and guidance on youth justice law and practice to children and young people, parents, legal and non-legal professionals. Augusta splits her time between policy work and casework. She is a member of JfKL crime team, advocating both at the youth and magistrates’ court.
Augusta joined JfKL in September 2016 as part of the first cohort of the Advocacy Year project. She then trained as a solicitor in JfKL’s Education and Community Care team, Strategic Litigation (Public Law) team and Crime team, where she qualified in January 2020. She previously worked for Become as a Project Officer for the Passport to Parliament project and for Advocates for International Development (A4ID) as a Learning and Knowledge Officer. She has also volunteered at the Kent Law Clinic, the Free Representation Unit (FRU) and Toynbee Hall Free Legal Advice Clinic.