Tag: Youth Justice
Law Society recommendations for improving the criminal justice system
The Law Society have published a report which sets out various problems within the criminal justice system and proposes 11 recommendations for change.
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 […]
Supreme Court landmark ruling on childhood criminal records
R (on the application of P, G and W) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Appellants)  UKSC 3 The Court has upheld a declaration of incompatibility under the Human Rights Act 1998 made by the Court of Appeal and the High Court. In a landmark judgment the Supreme Court […]
HMIP analysis of the experience of children in custody in 2017 -2018
HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP), have conducted surveys of children detained in Secure Training Centres and Young Offender Institutions.
Youth Justice Summit 2018
The Youth Justice Legal Centre’s annual Youth Justice Summit took place on 11 May 2018. The Summit’s theme was Children and the Police and we were delighted to bring together 170 youth justice practitioners including some of the country’s leading experts in this specialist area of law.
Child-friendly youth justice?
Child-friendly youth justice? A compendium of papers given at a conference at the University of Cambridge in September 2017 The National Association for Youth Justice (NAYJ) has published a compendium of papers relating to youth justice. The papers disseminate some of the themes realised at a conference on child-friendly youth justice in September 2017 organised […]
A fairer court system for young adults?
A fairer way: procedural fairness for young adults at court, Centre for Justice Innovation, April 2018 The Centre for Justice Innovation have published a paper setting out the rationale and method for implementing and testing a procedurally fairer way to hear the cases of young adult defendants in the criminal courts in England and Wales. […]
Government publishes new serious violence strategy
Serious Violence Strategy, Home Office, 09 April 2018 The Home Office have published their strategy for responding to the recent increase in serious violence, knife and gun crime and homicide in England and Wales. Given that a high number of perpetrators are children and young people, a significant part of the strategy is directed at […]
Barristers in the Youth Court must declare they are competent to represent vulnerable children
The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has introduced new rules that require barristers practising in the Youth Court must declare their competence to do so.