Tag: Youth Justice
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 […]
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. […]
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.
Youth Justice Statistics 2016-17 show rise in over-representation of BAME children
The Youth Justice Board and the Ministry of Justice have published statistics for children and young people in the criminal justice system in England and Wales for the year ending March 2017.
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 […]
Justice Select Committee publishes report on disclosure of youth criminal records
The Justice Select Committee report highlights the urgent need for reform of the system for the disclosure of childhood criminal records. Current practice means that youth criminal records are rarely expunged and as a result those affected are unfairly prevented from accessing education, employment, housing and insurance.
Magistrates Association Youth Court Protocol – what’s new?
Guest blog by Hannah Couchman, Research and Policy Officer (Youth and Family Courts) at the Magistrates Association on the key changes in the updated version of the Magistrates Association (MA) Youth Court Protocol.
Compulsory registration for youth advocates? YJLC responds
The Youth Justice Legal Centre has submitted its response to the Bar Standards Board Consultation on compulsory registration for youth advocates.
Lammy Review 2017 published
The Lammy Review is an independent report into the treatment of and outcomes for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) in the criminal justice system. The Lammy Review highlights the current failings of the youth justice system and makes a number of important recommendations on how best to redress the disproportionate representation of BAME young people in the criminal justice system.