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Tag: Youth Court

17 May 2019

Youth Justice Summit 2019

The Youth Justice Legal Centre’s annual Youth Justice Summit took place on 17 May 2019.  The Summit’s theme was Children and the Criminal Courts and we were delighted to bring together 250 youth justice practitioners including some of the country’s leading experts on children and the criminal law. YJLC are proud to be building a […]

16 May 2019

A report on the future of the Youth Court

The Michael Sieff Foundation and The Nuffield Foundation facilitated a Roundtable event to discuss where Parliament, Government and the Judiciary are planning to go or should be going next on youth justice, particularly in relation to the youth court. The report following the Roundtable has now been published.

23 July 2018

Justice Select Committee report on disclosure in criminal cases

The Justice Select Committee has released a report on disclosure of evidence in criminal cases. Disclosure of unused material in criminal cases is essential to a defendant receiving a fair trial. The urgency to revisit disclosure processes became apparent after a notorious failure in a number of cases between December 2017 and spring 2018. The report examines the failures in disclosure, the role of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police, and provides a set of recommendations to ensure a more effective disclosure process.

17 April 2018

Report suggests child defendants’ right to a fair trial compromised by video link hearings

“They just don’t understand what’s happened or why”: A report on child defendants and video links The Standing Committee for Youth Justice (SCYJ) have published a report and ‘open letter’ raising concerns about the increased  use of video links for court hearings involving child defendants. Details The government and senior judiciary’s plans to modernise the […]