Tag: Youth Court
New SRA toolkit for Youth Court Advocacy
The Solicitor's Regulatory Authority (SRA) has developed a toolkit to support solicitors practising in the Youth Court. The SRA recognise that additional help is needed for those working in the youth court, 'this is a really important part of the justice system, one that comes with its own unique challenges and demands.'
Report highlights the benefits of problem-solving courts for young people
Problem-solving courts: An evidence review, Centre for Justice Innovation, August 2016 Report by the Centre for Justice Innovation reviewing the evidence collected by a working group on problem-solving courts. The report highlights how problem-solving courts could better address youth offending in some circumstances.
Youth court seen as a ‘rehearsal court’ for new lawyers
Article published in Legal Voice by YJLC's Youth Justice Lawyer, Laura Cooper, on the use of the youth court by the legal profession as a 'rehearsal court'.
Joint enterprise study: righting a wrong turn
The Prison Reform Trust and Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR) have published their study into Joint Enterprise. The report says there is an ‘urgent need’ for much greater clarity and transparency in the prosecution of ‘joint enterprise’ cases.
BSB to establish youth justice advocacy as an area of specialism
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has announced proposals to ensure advocates appearing in the Youth Court or proceedings involving youths are specialists, able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of youth justice law as well as the ability to engage and communicate with children.
YJB outlines its position on children appearing in court via video link
The Youth Justice Board has published a statement outlining its position on children appearing in court via video link.
Youth Proceedings Advocacy Review
A report published by the Bar Standards Board and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) highlighting the damaging effects that poor advocacy has on access to justice for young and often very vulnerable offenders, and their perceptions of the system in general.
Lord Carlile’s Independent Parliamentarians’ Inquiry into the Youth Court
Independent Parliamentarians’ Inquiry into the Operation and Effectiveness of the Youth Court, Chaired by Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC, published June 2014