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Tag: Sentencing

18 July 2018

Arson – a case on sentencing children

R v JT [2018] EWCA Crim 1942 This judgment is a good example of the distinct and individualistic approach to be taken when sentencing children. Details The appellant was charged with, what on the face of it, was a serious matter of arson. The appellant had set fire to bus in a bus station, which […]

27 April 2018

Response to the Youth Sentencing Code Consultation

The Sentencing Code (disposals relating to children and young persons): consultation response by the Howard League for Penal Reform and Just for Kids Law/Youth Justice Legal Centre. The Howard League for Penal Reform and Just for Kids Law / Youth Justice Legal Centre have drafted a joint response to the consultation on the Law Commission’s […]

23 March 2018

The Law Commission’s Sentencing Code Consultation relating to children

Law Commission’s sentencing code consultation The Law Commission are consulting on elements of the new Sentencing Code relating to children. Details The Law Commission have been working to produce a Sentencing Code for the last 3 years. It is envisaged that the Code will bring together the different areas of sentencing procedure, in order to […]

21 March 2018

Howard League Toolkit for sentencing children

Following workshops with 80 children who have been through the criminal courts, the Howard League for Penal Reform have published a toolkit for adults working with or supporting children through the sentencing process.

25 January 2018

Significantly lower rates of reoffending for children diverted at the police station

  Proven Reoffending Statistics Quarterly Bulletin, MoJ & National Statistics, January 2016 to March 2016   The latest proven reoffending statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show that reoffending rates for children who are dealt with by way of youth caution at the police station are substantially lower ncluding Triage and Community Resolution. Details Some […]