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YJLC Guide to Trauma Informed Lawyering

Legal Guide – Trauma Informed Lawyering

This is the fifth in our series of legal guides on key youth justice issues and was produced in collaboration with the Children’s Rights Group at Doughty Street Chambers.

This guide explains what trauma informed lawyering in the youth justice system is and why it matters. As well as helping practitioners identify trauma, it looks at how to introducing evidence of trauma at the various stages of a criminal case.

YJLC’s webinar on Trauma Informed Lawyering


Professor Felicity Gerry QC

Aswini Weereratne QC

Dr Sinéad Marriot

Melissa Rutherford

Shauneen Lambe, Chair