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Tag: Youth Justice

7 June 2018

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. YJLC are proud to be building a community […]

15 May 2018

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 […]

10 April 2018

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. […]

9 April 2018

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 […]

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 […]

22 November 2017

YJLC Award Winning News

The Youth Justice Legal Centre has been recognised for its innovative and ground breaking work in improving the justice system for children and young people.