Tag: Youth Justice
A briefing on turning 18 in the criminal justice system
This briefing analyses the inequities that arise for children who turn 18 between offence and prosecution and makes proposals for policy and practice reform.
COVID-19: Delays, video link hearings and custody time limits for children in the criminal courts
Legislative change due to the coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on children in the criminal justice system. Delayed hearings, the use of video link and the potential extension of custody time limits is deeply worrying for children on remand, those with participation issues and those who are soon turning 18.
COVID-19: CPS interim case review guidance applies to children
The CPS have issued new interim guidance on the application of the public interest test during the coronavirus pandemic. This guidance should be considered when assessing whether it is in the public interest to prosecute a child.
COVID-19: United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child recommendations for States
The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have released a statement warning of the grave physical, emotional and psychological effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on children globally.
The Coronavirus Act and Health Protection Regulations: Implications for children
A number of new criminal offences and police powers affecting children have been created by the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.
Coronavirus – Children in police custody
The current Coronavirus pandemic has significant implications for children in youth justice system. Just for Kids Law, Children's Rights Alliance for England and the Youth Justice Legal Centre have written to the Home Office setting out our concerns about children coming into contact with the police during this period.
Youth Justice Statistics 2018 – 2019
Youth Justice Annual Statistics from 2018-2019 for England and Wales, Youth Justice Board and Ministry of Justice, January 2020 This publication considers the flow of children (aged 10-17) through the Youth Justice System in England and Wales from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019. In particular, it considers the number of children in the […]
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 […]